Soichi Noguchi’s world


It’s hard to imagine a better way to spend a day than floating around the world every 90 minutes or so, but that’s the life of an astronaut who’s providing the space-version of the all-request show, and pushing social media — literally — to new heights.

Soichi Noguchi of Japan brought a huge camera with him to use from the station’s new cupola observation deck, and sends images back through TwitPic. Each image sparks a conversation in several different languages.

Here’s a sample of some of his photos and commentary in recent days. Each has a link to the corresponding TwitPic page.

I’ve asked for some shots of Minneapolis-St. Paul, but the space station rarely makes a visit to “flyover country.”

You can follow Noguchi on Twitter here.

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