Some might say Los Angelenos can be spaced out, but we got a unique look at Los Angeles from space Thursday. This time, though, that unique look is coming from a resident of our neighbors north of the border.
The American space program may be dealing with troubles (the Mars rovers and Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory notwithstanding), but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still stuff happening far above us. Thursday afternoon, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield tweeted a number of photos from the International Space Station, including this one with a shot of L.A. from up above.
Los Angeles, CA. The grey of pavement and dense population is visible from Earth orbit. twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/…— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) January 24, 2013
Hadfield also tweeted this picture of some of our neighbors to the south — Mexico City:
Mexico City, Ciudad de Mexico - national capital, and the 3rd-largest city in the world. twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/…— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) January 24, 2013
And this shot of our neighbors not quite as far north, with this shot of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco:
The Golden Gate Bridge from space, and if you look closely, its shadow. twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/…— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) January 24, 2013
Hadfield isn’t just tweeting pretty pictures — he’s also scheduled to become the space station’s first Canadian commander in March.