TWEET IS OUT OF THIS WORLD

SPACE STA­TION COM­MAN­DER ASKED TO TAKE PHOTO OF IRE­LAND AND DULY OBLIGES

Bray People - - NEWS - ES­THER HAY­DEN

ONE WICKLOW res­i­dent is feel­ing out of this world this week af­ter his tweet to Com­man­der Chris Had­field on board the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion for a pic­ture of Ire­land was granted.

On Satur­day at 2.30 pm the peo­ple be­hind the @Wick­low_ Weather twit­ter ac­count tweeted Com­man­der Had­field (@Cm­dr_Had­fi­ueld) for a pic­ture of Ire­land.’ @Cm­dr_Had­field could you pls snap Ire­land, lit­tle rock in NW Europe!’

How­ever Wicklow Weather may have to share credit with Newstalk’s Chris Donoghue who tweeted Com­man­der Had­field at 1.51 pm on Satur­day look­ing for a pic­ture of Ire­land.

At 2.26 pm Chris Donoghue then asked his 7,000 strong fol­low­ers to tweet Com­man­der Had­field ask­ing nicely for a pic­ture of Ire­land.

Tweet­ing a pic­ture of Dublin and the East Coast later that af­ter­noon Com­man­der Had­field tweeted ‘ Tonight’s Fi­nale. I'm not quite sure! Ire­land, Wales or Eng­land, through a gap in the cloud. Where is this port town?’

He then tweeted ‘Its Dublin! Of course! The ori­en­ta­tion fooled me, and I took the pic­ture! Colour this as­tro­naut em­bar­rassed...’

Af­ter the tweet both Chris Donoghue and Com­man­der Had­field were trend­ing in Ire­land

Had­field is cur­rently liv­ing in space aboard the in­ter­na­tional space sta­tion ( ISS) as flight en­gi­neer on Ex­pe­di­tion 34, to be Com­man­der of Ex­pe­di­tion 35.

The Cana­dian as­tro­naut has been or­bit­ing earth since launch­ing aboard a Soyuz su­per-craft to the ISS on De­cem­ber 19, 2012 where he will live and work for five months.

Whilst re­sid­ing in the ISS, Had­field has be­gun an in­ter­est­ing past- time of tak­ing still im­ages of earth and dis­play­ing them back to earth via his Twit­ter ac­count.

The pho­to­graph of North Wicklow and Dublin tweeted by Com­man­der Chris Had­field from the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion.

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