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Canadian Astronaut Tweets Photo of Marin, Golden Gate Bridge From Space

Chris Hadfield launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Dec. 19 for his ride to the International Space Station. In March he will take over as the station's first Canadian commander.

In case you haven't heard, Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield has been tweeting photos of Earth this week from his orbital perch on the International Space Station, and on Thursday he caught a nice shot of Marin, the Golden Gate Bridge and the greater Bay Area.

According to the Canadian Space Agency, Hadfield launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Dec. 19 for his ride to the Space Station.

He tweeted photos of Australia, Nevada, and Southern California on Wednesday and Thursday, and he described his Bay Area photo by tweeting:

"The Golden Gate Bridge from space, and if you look closely, its shadow."

Hadfield is enjoying the views from orbit, and a lot of people on Earth are digging it with him. On Thursday afternoon he tweeted:

"A quarter million people following these Tweets from orbit! I am honoured and humbled. Thanks to each of you for your interest and support!"

Hadfield is expecting to remain in space at least three more months. In March he will take over as first Canadian commander of the International Space Station. His targeted landing date is May 14, 2013.

If you want to keep track of Hadfield's tweets and photos, follow him at @Cmdr_Hadfield. For more on his exploits, visit LA Observed.


Carol X January 26, 2013 at 09:36 PM
....And also the Bay and Richmond-San Rafael bridges...
Robert Westerholm January 27, 2013 at 03:53 AM
Just what type of camera took this "overly" detailed image??
Robert Westerholm January 27, 2013 at 03:54 AM
what type of camera took these images??
Michael January 27, 2013 at 08:21 PM
"The Golden Gate Bridge from space, and if you look closely, its shadow." What is the relevance of "it's shadow" comment? Nice shot.

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