The second man to walk on the moon became one of the first users of the new Facebook Mentions application for public figures, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin also participated in a question-and-answer session at the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Friday.
Although most of us probably won’t step foot on Mars, one Facebook campaign is utilizing the red planet and the social network to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. Through Raytheon Company’s Mission to Mars, students can explore the planet virtually and interact with Facebook to earn grants.
Tonight millions of people around the world will stare up at the sky to watch meteors crash into our atmosphere resulting in beautiful explosions (as long as you aren’t in the city). So far over 900,000 people have registered for the Lenoid Meteor Shower 2009 event on Facebook which means there’s a decent chance you’ve seen it show up in your news feed.