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Astronaut posts first Vine video from space

Outer space got a little closer when NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman shared a 6-second Vine video from aboard the International Space Station last week. Wiseman, a new member of the Space Station crew, is sharing his experiences with the world via Twitter and Vine including some amazing pictures of Egypt, Australia’s north shore and Los Angeles.
The 6-second time lapse video shows the Earth making a single orbit. Wiseman described it as the "1st Vine from space! Single Earth orbit. Sun never sets flying parallel w/terminator line". The video has been making its way through social media since Friday and has a combined 10,000 shares and likes across both sites. described the significance of the video. “Because the crewmembers aboard the space station travel around Earth at 17,500 miles per hour (28,000 kilometers per hour) every 92 minutes, they might see up to 16 sunrises and sunsets each day. But the sun never seems to rise or set when the station is aligned with the terminator line — the boundary where the darkness of night meets the sunlight of dusk and dawn.”
Social media posts from space have been big in recent years with fellow astronaut Steve Swanson posted the first Instagram selfie with the caption "Back on the ISS, life is good" back in April and Chris Hadfield’s “Space Oddity” video from 2013.
In addition, Wiseman has been posting pictures from the International Space Station of Earth and the activities of the crew to his Twitter account since he joined the crew on May 29. He continues with his six month stay on the ISS and is sure to share more photos and videos to social media during his journey. Be sure to follow him on Vine and Twitter to keep updated on the Earth from the view above.

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