Canadian Astronaut Tweets Photos from Space
The Internet and social media websites make photo-sharing so much easier. Take this photo of the full moon rising for example. So many photographers have shot that same view of the moon, but at less remarkable vantage points. After all, how many people get to say they’re shooting the moon from the International Space Station?
Earthly landmarks have never looked so good. Astronauts are fortunate to be in such a unique position to take pictures, and for us to see it on our Twitter feeds as it happens is just amazing. Years ago, we would have had to wait until our astronauts come back from their missions before being able to see their pictures and videos, but now we see them in real time. Imagine Skyping with someone on Mars or geotagging your Instagram photos as “@ The Moon”. Crazy. Looking back at how far science and technology have come in the last decade alone, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us the in the coming years. It’s not too farfetched to think that we could be visiting other planets very soon.
On December 19, 2012, Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) where he will live and work for five months as part of the crew of Expedition 34/35.
Sure we’ve seen pictures of Earth from outer space, but they didn’t seem as personal as these ones. Something about the NASA stamp makes it feel less relatable, unlike Chris’ photos which come across as just like any other twitpic. He even tweeted a picture of his view of the Superbowl! Horrible seats of course, though I have a feeling he wasn’t too upset about it.
No EXIF data is provided, so it’s anyone’s guess what camera he’s using. Follow him on Twitter for more updates!