Kjell Lindgren has a Twitter feed that is out of this world.
The NASA astronaut currently resides aboard the International Space Station, whizzing around the Earth, 15 or so times a day, about 250 miles up.
This is what he sees when he gets up in the morning and looks out his window:
The Taiwanese Flight Engineer has documented his journey from training sessions in the spaceflight simulator:
To final preparations in Baikonur, Russia:
To a dinnertime in space:
Lindgren, based out of Houston, has also recently published photos of the wildfires consuming parts of Idaho:
Lindgren is one of the six-person crew of Expedition 44, at work in what is essentially an orbiting laboratory.
According to the mission summary on NASA.gov: “Crew members will install equipment and conduct experiments that help researchers study microparticles for nanotechnology and nanoscience, observe potentially threatening microbes, examine liquid crystals in motion, and perform a one-year comparison of the effects of space travel on identical twins during Expedition 44.
Investigations like these demonstrate how space station crews help advance NASA’s journey to Mars while making discoveries that can benefit all of humanity.”
Kjell Lindgren’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/astro_kjell
For more information about the International Space Station and its crew, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station
By Harrison Drury