2013's Most Awesome Astronaut Twitter Photos From Space Will Blow Your Mind
By: Erin Ruberry
Astronauts have better Twitter pictures than you.
You: Tweet photos of dinner and take selfies in the bathroom mirror.
As the year draws to a close, we at ScienceChannel.com rounded up 15 of our favorite astronaut Twitter photos from 2013. Check out our top picks and share your favorites in the comments section, on Facebook and on Twitter.
1. Luca Parmitano's spacewalk selfie
2. Karen Nyberg's shot of the southern lights
3. Tom Marshburn's "unreal" photo over northern Africa
Unreal images of Earth’s processes in N. Africa seen from outer space Part 1 pic.twitter.com/6ceFeM5uP5— Thomas H. Marshburn (@AstroMarshburn) April 29, 2013
4. Chris Hadfield basically won Twitter this year with his out-of-this-world Twitpics
Good morning! Some selfies are more thought-provoking than others. Amazing what you can see in the reflection. pic.twitter.com/Z39tadWK1W— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) September 30, 2013
5. Rick Mastracchio honors Nelson Mandela from space
Cape Town, South Africa - From the ISS we say goodbye to Nelson Mandela. pic.twitter.com/XjoVTnFalu— Rick Mastracchio (@AstroRM) December 13, 2013
6. Mike Hopkins' one-of-a-kind view of Chicago
Chicago looks amazing at night. pic.twitter.com/Logb1UFCLv— Mike Hopkins (@AstroIllini) October 5, 2013
7. Koichi Wakata's sunrise snapshot of Mt. Fuji
We just saw Mt. Fuji just after orbital sun rise. Beautiful mountain! pic.twitter.com/AmAqsTKHcF— Koichi Wakata (@Astro_Wakata) November 22, 2013
8. Nyberg's memorable mountains moment
Was fascinated by this so looked it up: The Dzungarian Gate, mountain pass between China & Kazakhstan. October 21. pic.twitter.com/QIFeYKKkt2— Karen L. Nyberg (@AstroKarenN) October 21, 2013
9. Just a guy hanging out
Pavel and Roman during their EVA last week. They had a great time getting outside! pic.twitter.com/XBTP5ioFmx— Thomas H. Marshburn (@AstroMarshburn) April 21, 2013
10. Hopkins' view of the Alps from a couple hundred miles up
past few nights over Europe & Middle East have been amazing with the moonlight. Check out the alps from 260 mls up pic.twitter.com/abPUpTKyOL— Mike Hopkins (@AstroIllini) October 19, 2013
11. The Nile's never looked so good
Great night pass over Cairo, Egypt. Illumination along the Nile river looks like a big snake. pic.twitter.com/RWT3EyXiJq— Koichi Wakata (@Astro_Wakata) December 18, 2013
12. NASA shared this shot of a small-looking Soyuz
13. In space, Superman is real
14. A different view of the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon (USA). Looks inverted from space! pic.twitter.com/YXbDFpwktU— Rick Mastracchio (@AstroRM) November 15, 2013
15. Tell it like it is, Chris Hadfield
Tonight's Finale: The full moon rises over the only planet we have ever called home. pic.twitter.com/JWb4cbyc— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) February 18, 2013
Did we forget your favorite astronaut Twitter picture of the year? Tell us about it!