Twitpics from Space

February 24, 2010 — Leave a comment

Whilst my thesis is being bound, I thought I’d share one of my current favourite twitter feeds with you: @Astro_Soichi. Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi is utilising the International Space Station’s new internet connection to tweet from space. What he has been sharing is an incredible stream of photos taken from orbit.

The ISS orbits overhead at around 350km (about 220 miles) and completes an orbit roughly every 90 minutes. So you can imagine that Soichi gets to see quite a range of places all at different times of day. I’ve posted some of my favourite photos from his Twitpic feed here, but I encourage you to go take a look yourself and if you’re on Twitter, follow him.

Houston, Texas by night

Houston, Texas by night

Mahajamba river delta in Madagascar

Mahajamba river delta in Madagascar

Patagonia glacier

Patagonia glacier

Paris by night

Paris by night

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