There’s a New Maryland Astronaut in Space

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Selfies in Space, with Terry Virts (right)
Selfies in Space, with Terry Virts (right)

When Reid Wiseman came back to Earth earlier this month, Marylanders may have thought they lost their very own tweeting astronaut in space. No, there is another.

Maryland astronaut Terry Virts is now at the International Space Station. The 46-year-old Air Force Colonel from Columbia docked at the Space Station on Sunday night. He’s on board with the Italy’s first female Italian astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti, and Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov. Cristoforetti will be able to get her morning espresso, as the team brought along a Lavazza espresso machine. They also brought 15 boxes of caviar.

In terms of tweeting, Virts is picking up right where Wiseman left off. He woke up on Sunday, and tweeted, “”Next sunrise will be over eastern Siberia going 17,500 miles per hour.”

And of course, there are the pictures:

 



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