In January, crew members of the International Space Station gained access to the Internet for personal use, and NASA encouraged them to tweet anything that interests them. Well, Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi of Japan (pictured at right), in my opinion, is really putting Twitter to good use. For the past three weeks, he has been posting Twitpics of different Earth locations that are absolutely breathtaking. If I can’t get to the ISS myself, I think his pictures are the next best thing.
If you enjoy following people on Twitter, I would definitely suggest @Astro_Soichi. And even if you’re not on the bandwagon yet, you can still bookmark his Twitpics page.
What do you think of the images? Awe-inspiring? What do you think of astronauts tweeting from space?
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