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33 Astonishing Tweets From Outer Space

Astronaut Reid Wiseman is totally winning at Twitter. Welcome back to Earth, Reid!

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Today is astronaut Reid Wiseman's first day on Earth after spending 166 days in orbit aboard the International Space Station.

What a ride it has been. 166 days in #space, time for me @astro_alex @msuraev to head home.

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

What a ride it has been. 166 days in #space, time for me @astro_alex @msuraev to head home.

5:03 PM - 09 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Along the way, Wiseman has tweeted some of the most breathtaking and inspiring photos from outer space.

Fun #science #SpaceVine – drops are rejected by water bubble if force < surface tension, added if >

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

Fun #science #SpaceVine – drops are rejected by water bubble if force < surface tension, added if >

10:32 AM - 08 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#EarthArt &#x2013; Red desert of #Australia is truly unbelievable.

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

#EarthArt – Red desert of #Australia is truly unbelievable.

12:45 PM - 12 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

We just got a new 800mm lens, it&#x2019;ll be a great weekend. #EarthArt &#x2013; the sands of Africa

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

We just got a new 800mm lens, it’ll be a great weekend. #EarthArt – the sands of Africa

5:42 AM - 29 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Awe-inspiring pictures that change the way we think of our planet...

I have looked on in awe at our planet for 166 days. #Sunset final #Exp41 #SpaceVine #Timelapse

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

I have looked on in awe at our planet for 166 days. #Sunset final #Exp41 #SpaceVine #Timelapse

8:02 AM - 09 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Almost yin and yang over #Brazil in this odd #EarthArt

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

Almost yin and yang over #Brazil in this odd #EarthArt

10:41 AM - 21 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Unbelievable #EarthArt looking straight down on #Iran just now.

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

Unbelievable #EarthArt looking straight down on #Iran just now.

11:38 AM - 13 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This #TimeLapse #SpaceVine shows the magnitude of last month&#x2019;s #SuperTyphoon #Vongfong

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

This #TimeLapse #SpaceVine shows the magnitude of last month’s #SuperTyphoon #Vongfong

2:35 PM - 05 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

...and astonishing photos that put city life into perspective.

Unusually clear afternoon in #London #England

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

Unusually clear afternoon in #London #England

8:26 AM - 04 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#NOLA to #NYC in 6 seconds flat. #Earthlights #SpaceVine #Timelapse

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

#NOLA to #NYC in 6 seconds flat. #Earthlights #SpaceVine #Timelapse

9:15 AM - 17 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Skyscrapers hide in each other&#x2019;s shadows - #Chicago in the afternoon.

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

Skyscrapers hide in each other’s shadows - #Chicago in the afternoon.

2:17 PM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

He's brought us into the midst of the aurora borealis.

#AuroraWeek #SpaceVine #Timelapse 28mm lens, simply spectacular

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

#AuroraWeek #SpaceVine #Timelapse 28mm lens, simply spectacular

7:58 AM - 03 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#SpaceVine of #auroraborealis lights as Orion rises

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

#SpaceVine of #auroraborealis lights as Orion rises

5:02 AM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#AuroraWeek #SpaceVine #Timelapse the strongest storm we saw. 7mm lens

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

#AuroraWeek #SpaceVine #Timelapse the strongest storm we saw. 7mm lens

7:52 AM - 02 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And revealed the grand forces of nature.

Orange #dunes reclaim their land from farmers in the Middle East near the Red Sea

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

Orange #dunes reclaim their land from farmers in the Middle East near the Red Sea

12:59 PM - 27 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Powerful #lightning rocks #Mexico. #Earthlights #SpaceVine #Timelapse

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

Powerful #lightning rocks #Mexico. #Earthlights #SpaceVine #Timelapse

8:12 AM - 16 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

By luck, I spotted this breathtaking #volcano #EarthArt as we flew over #China

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

By luck, I spotted this breathtaking #volcano #EarthArt as we flew over #China

8:12 AM - 18 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#LA is bottom right. Islands make quite a wake in sunglint.

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

#LA is bottom right. Islands make quite a wake in sunglint.

3:23 PM - 16 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This is what #Earth must have looked like in the Ice Age

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

This is what #Earth must have looked like in the Ice Age

2:58 PM - 25 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

He showed us the stunning beauty of a moonrise...

Accidentally saw a nice #moonrise just now.

...and the equally gorgeous moonset.

That&#x2019;s not the Sun, it&#x2019;s the #Moon setting on a gorgeous night. #SpaceVine #Timelapse

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

That’s not the Sun, it’s the #Moon setting on a gorgeous night. #SpaceVine #Timelapse

9:31 AM - 20 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

He shared what day-to-day life at the International Space Station looks like.

A new guest has arrived. I saw Progress 57P out the window right before docking.

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

A new guest has arrived. I saw Progress 57P out the window right before docking.

1:05 PM - 29 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Breakfast in bed anyone?

Morning coffee delivery to @astro_alex &#x2013; he has the afternoon cappuccino duties.

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

Morning coffee delivery to @astro_alex – he has the afternoon cappuccino duties.

2:53 PM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Perhaps a haircut?

More concentration than a #spacewalk &#x2013; #space #haircut

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

More concentration than a #spacewalk – #space #haircut

11:32 AM - 01 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Or a space lettuce?

#Exp40 Commander Dr. Swanson harvesting space lettuce. Looks great!

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

#Exp40 Commander Dr. Swanson harvesting space lettuce. Looks great!

6:31 PM - 18 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And made us all wish we could live in zero gravity.

#SpaceVine - Turns out a sphere of floating water makes the ultimate fisheye lens

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

#SpaceVine - Turns out a sphere of floating water makes the ultimate fisheye lens

8:54 AM - 09 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

&#x2026B;ut spinning something slightly offset exhibits stability through instability. #science #SpaceVine

#SpaceVine timelapse - @astro_alex worked the arm and I pushed the &#x201C;so long&#x201D; button on #Cygnus

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

#SpaceVine timelapse - @astro_alex worked the arm and I pushed the “so long” button on #Cygnus

6:04 AM - 29 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Who wouldn't want to press the "so long" button?

The @SpaceX #Dragon breathing fire as it rendezvoused with #ISS last week.

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

The @SpaceX #Dragon breathing fire as it rendezvoused with #ISS last week.

2:56 PM - 03 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#SpaceVine #science demo: Newtons 1st Law, Kinetic Energy, Angular Momentum, Gyroscopic Stability...OK, it&#x27;...

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

#SpaceVine #science demo: Newtons 1st Law, Kinetic Energy, Angular Momentum, Gyroscopic Stability...OK, it'...

3:08 PM - 01 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And he totally won by bringing the #selfie to entirely new heights.

Literally.

Here&#x2019;s my #SpotTheStation photo from Wednesday flying over #Ghana. Mapped at http://t.co/ueLnh1427e

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

Here’s my #SpotTheStation photo from Wednesday flying over #Ghana. Mapped at http://t.co/ueLnh1427e

10:21 AM - 17 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I couldn&#x2019;t say no to a #selfie with @AstroRobonaut

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

I couldn’t say no to a #selfie with @AstroRobonaut

9:08 AM - 12 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

View from the outside in. The robotic arm camera records a #SpaceVine

Reid Wiseman@astro_reidFollow

View from the outside in. The robotic arm camera records a #SpaceVine

2:02 PM - 12 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Welcome back to Earth, Reid Wiseman!

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