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Astronaut takes a liking to San Diego from space

Shane Kimbrough
U.S. astronaut Shane Kimbrough, a member of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), recently has been Tweeting out photos of San Diego from space. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, Pool, File)
(Ivan Sekretarev / AP)

Astronaut Shane Kimbrough really loves San Diego.

In the span of 22 days, he’s taken two cool photos of our fine city from his vantage point aboard the International Space Station and shared them on Twitter, where people have reacted with heart-eye emojis and amazement.

Three weeks ago, Kimbrough shared a cool photo of Petco Park and Coronado Island. This time, he has a photo of Torrey Pines Golf Course and La Jolla.

Kimbrough frequently tweets out photos of the world some 250 miles below him from his vantage point. He is on the International Space Station as part of the so-called Expedition 49-50, which is conducting biotechnological research, human research and Earth and space science.

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We’re glad to see he’s taken a liking to San Diego.

https://twitter.com/astro_kimbrough/status/846803738622918657

In case you missed it the first time around. Here’s his shot from Point Loma to downtown and elsewhere.

https://twitter.com/astro_kimbrough/status/838834844574564352

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Kimbrough arrived at the station in September of 2016. Check out his full bio here.

To keep up with his journey and see more photos of Earth from above, you can follow him on Twitter here.
Email: abby.hamblin@sduniontribune.comTwitter: @abbyhamblin


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