Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted a friendly hello to residents of Detroit from 249 miles up in space Wednesday.
Kelly snapped a photo of the city, the Detroit River, Windsor and part of Belle Isle from the International Space Station and shared it via Twitter along with his greeting "#Detroit. Pleased to make your acquaintance. #YearInSpace."
NASA endured a massive failure on Tuesday.
An unmanned Antares rocket, intended to deliver supplies to the International Space Station, exploded seconds after launch from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
It was only a matter of time before the Vine thing got to space.
Here it is, for historical purposes: The first ever Vine posted from space! Reid Wiseman is now the first person to ever post a Vine from space. Will this be commemorated with a national holiday or something? Probably not, but it's still one of the cooler things to check out on Vine.
The moon orbits Earth at about 238,855 miles. The International Space Station orbits Earth at about 260 miles.
That's quite a difference.
So, what would it look like if they switched, and the moon orbited the Earth at 260 miles?
NASA Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins are working outside the orbiting International Space Station today (Dec. 21) to fix a bad pump.
They are doing the first in a series of spacewalks to replace a degraded ammonia pump module with one of the station's two external cooling loops that keeps both internal and external equipment cool, according to NASA.