The 10 most beloved tweets by NASA astronauts in space

Cupola iss gerstAlexander GerstESA Alexander Gerst inside the Cupola observatory module.

From 250 miles above Earth’s surface, NASA astronauts on board the International Space Station are completely isolated from the rest of humanity.

Yet, they are a continuous part of our daily lives through social media websites like Twitter — they even have their own handle: @NASA_Astronauts.

And with over 14,000 tweets and more than 300,000 followers, it’s clear that these space explorers love sharing their adventures as much as the world enjoys learning about them.

Using the online service Favstar, which tracks Twitter usage of any account, we found the tweets that had the most favourites and retweets from the @NASA_Astronauts Twitter account. 

Here they are, starting with number 10:

10. Favourites: 2,274  Retweets: 1,033

9. Favourites: 2,302  Retweets: 1,521

8. Favourites: 2,366  Retweets: 1,507

 

7. Favourites: 2,410  Retweets: 1,597

 

6. Favourites: 2,740  Retweets: 1,923

 

5. Favourites: 3,064  Retweets: 2,352

 

4. Favourites: 3,196  Retweets: 2,367

 

3. Favourites: 4,287  Retweets: 3,113

2. Favourites: 4,604  Retweets: 3,471

1. Favourites: 4,831  Retweets: 3,624

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