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Check out the first Vine from space, courtesy of astronaut Reid Wiseman

Above: The first Vine video taken from outside the Earth.

Image Credit: astro_reid/Vine

Twitter reached another important space-related milestone yesterday thanks to astronaut Reid Wiseman.

Yesterday Wiseman sent out the first short Vine video from his perspective inside the International Space Station. The video itself (embedded below) shows a full orbit of the ISS around the planet.

Wiseman also explained that the positioning of the ISS is along what’s called the terminator line, an imaginary moving line used to describe the position in space that separates day and night side of a planetary body. For most people, however, it probably just looks really freaking cool.

Vine is of course the short video service Twitter purchased back in 2012, which happens to be perfect for capturing such space-faring moments like this. The last time Twitter saw a space-related “first” was way back in 2009 when astronaut Mike Massinimo sent the first Tweet from space.

h/t Gizmodo


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