NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman is the King of Social Media in Space, Here's Why
In many ways, Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield changed the way in which we interact with the intrepid souls who inhabit the International Space Station. His mesmerizing videos detailing everyday life in space turned him into a social media sensation. However, it's been almost one and a half years since Hadfield returned to Earth, and it seems about time to crown a new king of social media in space...NASA Astronaut, Reid Wiseman.
Wiseman arrived on the ISS as part of Expedition 40/41 in May this year and he's heading back to terra firma in November, and during his time up there he has sent out some truly stunning posts to social media. Here are some of our favorites.
1. His first Vine from space was a doozy
2. Water droplet inception in space!
3. Salt lake in Australia
4. Saying goodbye to the Cygnus spacecraft
5. Nothing beats this view for a morning coffee
6. Super Typhoon Vongfang
7. Space lettuce!
8. He got reflective when taking this shot of Earth's atmosphere.
I still have trouble comprehending that this impossibly thin blue curve keeps everything alive beneath it. pic.twitter.com/WHU5UShpKR— Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid) October 8, 2014
9. Aurora, so much aurora.
10. Sometimes it's the little things that are amazing.
Took two months but my body has relearned how to burp. Feels great. #LittleThings— Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid) July 29, 2014
11. Playing with fire
12. That curve..
13. He demonstrated the effect of spinning on the stability of objects in zero gravity in 3 simple vines.
14. Even robotic arms can record vines
15. You can see Outerplaces HQ from here!
16. We had no idea a yoyo would work in space.
17. Now you know...
Just changed a lightbulb. FYI – only one astronaut (and a small ground team) required.— Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid) June 19, 2014
18. Let's never forget that time they played football in space.
This morning, Reid Wiseman is embarking on the second spacewalk of Exhibition 41 with fellow NASA astronaut Butch Wilman. You can watch that spacewalk live, over at NASA TV.