A Nerd’s Vicarious View From Space

It’s a stunning view.


Karen Nyberg, the latest American astronaut to take up residence at the International Space Station, is tweeting pictures from the orbiting outpost. That one was apparently taken over the South Pacific. Nyberg tweeted it today. And as awesome as it is, it’s this one that’s a real eye-catcher.


Nyberg sent that one out last night and when I came upon it, I immediately showed it to my wife.

I may have been a little too breathless when I displayed it for her and told her how I’d tweeted back at Nyberg to thank her for the vicarious view and how cool it is to be able to communicate with someone in space and …

My wife smiled, took a swig from the glass of water she was drinking and muttered “nerd” as she walked away.

You can follow Karen Nyberg on Twitter @AstroKarenN

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