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Astronaut Tweets Texas From Space, But Mostly Misses San Antonio


Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted this picture of Texas from space. - VIA TWITTER USER @STATIONCDRKELLY
  • Via Twitter user @StationCDRKelly
  • Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted this picture of Texas from space.

Need a picture of (most of) Texas from space? Astronaut Scott Kelly has got you covered.

Kelly tweeted out this image on Friday from the International Space Station:

Unfortunately, the image — astonishing as it is — gives short shrift to San Antonio. You can’t see all of it, just a tiny little speck of light at the bottom.

It's a little difficult to make out exactly what's what in the image, so we took our best stab at putting some labels on it for you:


I'm not proud to admit that this map caused a considerable degree of debate in the Current newsroom, and our final analysis is that this could really be anywhere in the world. It's probably a portion of Texas, but if you have compelling evidence to the contrary, I'm ready to be convinced.

Kelly will spend several more months aboard the ISS, so hopefully we'll get a full shot of South Texas between now and then.

Kelly’s current assignment in space is a year-long research project on the health effects of long-term space flight. He will return to Earth in the Spring of 2016, when scientists will compare him to his earthbound twin brother Mark Kelly.

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