Cockeysville native posts view of Maryland from International Space Station

  • Astronaut Reid Wiseman, a Cockeysville native, shared a photo of Maryland from space.
Astronaut Reid Wiseman, a Cockeysville native, shared a photo… (Reid Wiseman via Twitter )
June 15, 2014|By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun

It's one thing to spot your house or hometown from an airplane window. Astronaut Reid Wiseman waved to his parents and their Baltimore County home from hundreds of miles up Sunday.

"Been waitin’ a while to fly over Maryland," Wiseman said via Twitter early Sunday morning, along with a photo snapped from an International Space Station window clearly showing the Chesapeake Bay. "Hi mom and dad!"

Wiseman launched to the space station last month, and has since been posting daily updates, including views of all corners of the globe. Just days after he arrived at the space station, he shared a shot of Maryland at sunrise, though it didn't show the familiar geography of the Chesapeake like Sunday's photo did.

Wiseman also recently shared what he dubbed the "1st Vine from space!", a looping shot on the video-sharing social media network that showed the sun's circular path outside the space station's windows.

Wiseman is aboard the space station for a six-month mission through the fall.

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