Astronaut Reid Wiseman, born and raised in the Baltimore area, is currently stationed aboard the International Space Station (ISS). He literally has a window on the world as the space station circles in low orbit around Earth. Wiseman has been taking hundreds of pictures of Earth and posting amazing images on his Twitter account @astro_reid.
Two days from now, the International Space Station (ISS) will gain three new tenants, Kevin Ford of the U.S. and Russia’s Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin. The trio took off early this morning aboard the Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for their five month stay in low-earth orbit. After docking, the new crew will immediately be put to work conducting a spacewalk for repairs and preparing SpaceX’s Dragon capsule for its descent back to Earth.