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“Washington DC” image from Astronaut Soichi Noguchi

Smile!  Soichi Noguchi just caught you on film.  He’s a Japanese astronaut on the International Space Station, and he takes photos of various places from space and posts them to his fantastic twitter feed, @Astro_Soichi.  He has posted hundreds of images of the Earth, and yesterday he posted an image of DC from the Space Station.  You can clearly make out buildings like the Convention Center and Nationals Park in this full size version, and because of the glint of the sun, all the water really stands out and you can see the bridges and docks too.  It’s so cool to see the District from such a unique perspective– thanks, Soichi!

Shannon grew up in the greater DC area/Maryland suburbs, went to Virginia for college and grad school (go Hoos!), and settled in DC in 2006. She’s an urban planner who loves transit (why yes, that is her dressed as a Metro pylon for Halloween), cities, and all things DC. Email her at Shannon (at) WeLoveDC.com!

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