NASA's Latest Astronaut is Pretty Good With a Camera

By Chris Mills on at

During Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s tenure on the International Space Station, he became the space-geek heartthrob, mostly thanks to his extensive series of YouTube insights into life on the ISS (plus the ‘stache, of course). The newest occupants of the ISS have some big moon boots to fill, but they’re starting out the right way

Commander Scott Kelly launched a little over a week ago for a year-long mission on the ISS. Rather than just spending the time idly floating around the Earth and admiring the view (and, y’know, doing some astronauting on the side), he’s committed to documenting the process as #YearInSpace on his Twitter page.

But this isn’t just a bad social media campaign to increase #awareness and #engagement — Kelly is posting some truly fantastic photos along the way. He’s only been on board for a week or so, but the jetlag (do you get jetlag in space?) hasn’t stopped him putting up stuff like this:

Or this:

Or celebrating Easter in space, for that matter.

If this is an indication of what to expect for the next 12 months, we could be in for a good ride. I wonder what his singing voice is like.

Image credit: Scott Kelly