Saturday, February 6, 2010

Astronaut Tweets Amazing Earth Images From Space

One of the astronauts currently in residence on the International Space Station is using Twitpic to send some spectacular imagery of our home planet back down to us Earthlings (that’s Mt. Kilimanjaro as seen from space at right).

It’s the next logical step now that the first real-time tweet from space milestone has been passed. Flight engineer Soichi Noguchi is now sending back images via his Twitpic account as the ISS orbits the Earth.
mt kilamanjaro
Mt. Kilimanjaro
Check out a selection of some of the pics below, and you can find more at Astro_Soichi’s Twitpic. Astronaut Jose Hernandez, who flew on the Shuttle Discovery mission STS-128, has also posted some imagery from his mission to Twitpic as well.
Maldives Islands, Indian Ocean
Mount Fuji, Japan
Port Au Prince, Haiti three weeks after the earthquake
Earth and Moon

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