Local astronaut posts pictures from space station

TROY, N.Y. – A local astronaut on the International Space Station has shared pictures from space on his Twitter account.

Reid Weisman has shared images of what Earth looks like from space, including Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam.

The RPI graduate recently shared photos of the ISS crew receiving a fresh stock of supplies from Earth Wednesday. The supplies were brought on the Progress 56 Resupply Aircraft.

The Progress contained nearly three tons of cargo, including more than 1,700 pounds of propellant, nearly 50 pounds of oxygen and 57 pounds of air. It also contained 926 pounds of water and nearly 3,000 pounds of spare parts, experiment hardware and other supplies.

NASA said two flight engineers opened the hatch to Progress Thursday morning to start unloading the supplies.

Follow along with Weisman on his Twitter.

 

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