As a space enthusiast, you yearn to be in the know about all things space. With the beauty of the internet, we have greatly expanded our abilities to communicate with each other. With the determination of a lot of diverse scientists and engineers, they have tried to highlight and bring the joy of discovery to the world in new and unique ways. Social media just as it has affected the rest of the world in positive ways (an negative) these space lovers have created some iconic content as well as some truly breathtaking visuals that help people realize how much potential lays just beyond our atmosphere. Here are AstroReality’s top space channels to follow.
5. Nasa Goddard (@nasagoddard)
Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Centre was the company’s very first flight center. It’s also the largest of its kind, and the official Instagram account for the center serves as a highlight reel for everything amazing that the company itself is working on. It is one of the most-followed space channels on Instagram.
4. Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly)
Scott Kelly is an engineer and a retired American astronaut and a twin! He recently spent a year commanding the International Space Station, traveling 143,846,525 miles around our globe in the process. Why a year? Well as a twin they wanted to analyze what effects would happen to the human body after a year in space. Scott Kelly is also an inspiring and facilitating individual whose push for education and implementation of space.
3. Chris Hadfield (@colchrishadfield)
On Wikipedia Chris Austin Hadfield is described as “a Canadian retired astronaut, engineer, and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, The first Canadian to walk in space, has flown two Space Shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station.” But what he is most known for is doing actually one of the most prolific social media posts out of this whole list. What was that productive post was him singing Space Oddity by David Bowie in space. It launched him to superstardom and introduced the wonders of space to a whole new generation.
2. International Space Station (@iss)
The International Space Station itself has been a recurring theme of this post and is a habitable satellite traveling around the Earth approximately 16 times per day in low orbit, on its Instagram feed they display the equipment on board, as well as stunning pictures of the Earth from a distance.
1. SpaceX (@spacex)
Many of you have heard of Space X and if you have heard of the company you probably watched the iconic moment where Space X’s Falcon rocket landed. The new Space Race icon Elon Musk’s famed aerospace company SpaceX designs spacecraft and reusable rockets in the hope that their technology can one day make human life multi-planetary.