NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, who arrived on the International Space Station last week, is already making a name for himself and his unabashed enthusiasm for everything outer space through nonstop posts on his Twitter feed.
Astronauts tweet regularly but Wiseman sounds like a little kid with a passion both disarming and infectious. As if he’s seeing the planet Saturn through a telescope for the first time … again and again.
“I can’t stop looking outside!” That was one of his first tweets when he arrived last Wednesday and looked back at the Russian Soyuz craft that delivered him and two additional crew members to the ISS.
Or how about his playful take on a die he let float in front of planet Earth: “A simple toy from my childhood makes for a cool picture in space,” tweeted Reid on June 1. There’s an innocence to his impressions that’s refreshing.
Wiseman also has quite the sense of humor as in the photo he tweeted of a spherical Earth with the caption: “It took a 12mm lens to confirm – Earth is round” or his comment about finishing his first run on the station’s treadmill on May 31: “First run done – heels were tingling, food bouncing in stomach. Yuck!”
Wiseman, who is currently serving as flight engineer on ISS Expedition 41, hails from Baltimore, Maryland. He has a Master of Science degree in systems engineering from Johns Hopkins University and worked as a Navy test pilot. He completed astronaut training in May 2011.
Share Reid’s adventures aboard the ISS and see additional photos on his Twitter feed. I’ve got a feeling there are lots more laughs and revelations ahead.