Chris Hadfield is the Flight Engineer on Expedition 34, and is currently living in the International Space Station, in orbit about 250 miles over Earth’s surface. He will be spending the next six months on the space station, and has been tweeting his journey, including these great images from orbit.
He launched into space on the Soyuz capsule on Dec. 19, 2012. His objectives are to carry out scientific experiments, perform robotic tasks, and in March 2013 Hadfield will be the first Canadian Commander of the Space Station during Expedition 35.
Here are some of the amazing pictures he’s tweeted so far, mostly taken today. Follow him on twitter @Cmdr_Hadfield.
“Montreal South Shore, in snow (and a trace of cloud) — how it looked today from ISS, 30 Dec at 12:40.”
“Soyuz in the Desert — coming up to dock with the station with a view of the Sahara below.”
“The Alps are beautiful, even from orbit. Taken on the last day of 2012 from the International Space Station.
“The Rockies are beautiful, and very much so from orbit — What an amazing view! (photo taken 30 Dec 12).”
“The Space Station followed this valley across the Prairie — 30 Dec 12. recognise where it is?”
“Floating free, testing the human neurovestibular system as it adapts without gravity. Insight into how our bodies work.”
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