Canadian Astronaut Tweets Daily Photos From the International Space Station


Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is a bit of a space celebrity. Some of his hobbies include tweeting back and forth with William Shatner, posting recordings from space on SoundCloud, and even beaming down the occasional video of himself playing the guitar.

But the best of his messages from space (at least in our humble opinion) have got to be the photos of Earth he tweets daily from the ISS.

He shares a little bit of everything: the webbed lights of cities at night, checkerboard farmland covered in snow, swirling currents deep in the ocean, massive river deltas, and much more. It’s all there for you to browse through on his Twitter feed.

Here are a few of our favorites:











We highly suggest you take some time to look through his photo archive and see more of the spectacular views the ISS astronauts get each and every day. And keep in mind, these are all captured while traveling about 17,500mph at an altitude of about 250 miles.

Thanks for sending in the tip, Sam!

Image credits: Photographs by NASA

  • chphotovideo

    traveling at 17,500 mph at alt of about 250 miles….. sooo what, like 1/60 shutter should cover it? haha

  • Caitlyn Chapman

    AWESOME. I have been really enjoying following Hadfield and the goings on up there. He’s also posted some neat little video clips, I think you can find them through the Canadian Space Agency site.

  • Mehmet Kıvanç Özel

    Nice mustache

  • g

    It must be so nice to shoot that combo in space. No weight, no tripod, plus constant opportunity to take pictures.

  • Michele

    I miss the daily reminder of the beauty of planet Earth– Home. Please tell me where I may find the hi-res version of the photos. Thank you.