Reid Wiseman, Baltimore astronaut comes home

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NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, who was born and raised in the Baltimore area, recently completed a stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS). From May to November 2014, he literally had a window on the world as the space station circled in low orbit around Earth.

Now Wiseman is back visiting several locations in the region, including the Maryland Science Center, where he is displaying some of his amazing videos and pictures that he took during his stay on board the ISS.

He has amassed a pretty good-sized audience with more than 370,000 followers. His images, which he refers to as “Earth art,” have been crisscrossing the cyber-world and are frequently posted on the official NASA website as its “photo of the day.”

Wiseman graduated from Dulaney High in Timonium in 1993 and got his Masters of Science degree in System Engineering at Johns Hopkins. While in space he didn’t hesitate to flaunt his Maryland roots on his Twitter page, such as posting a picture of himself sporting an Orioles jersey during the MLB playoffs. Also, after posting a picture he shot of downtown Baltimore, Wiseman proclaimed, “Nice to fly over my hometown.”