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SLIDESHOW: @astro_reid tweets dramatic images from the International Space Station

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Back in March, when astronaut Reid Wiseman told WDRB he planned to take a lot of pictures during his six-month stay aboard the International Space Station, he wasn't kidding.

The 39-year-old has only been on the space station for five days, and already his Twitter account is spilling over with dramatic images of the earth, as well as the goings-on inside the space station.

Wiseman, who tweets as @astro_reid, has already taken over 25 photos that even the Washington Post is hailing as "amazing." According to the Baltimore Sun, Wiseman's Twitter account has gone from 16,000 followers on May 1 to 37,000 by Monday.

Click HERE to visit Reid Wiseman's Twitter account.

In March, we asked Wiseman if he would take images of Louisville, Ky. -- the WDRB viewing area -- while he was on the space station.

"Well, if you give me some coordinates, I will do my best to take a couple of pictures from the space station," he replied, enthusiastically. "We do have a program up there which allows me to uplink coordinates -- be it a city or a college football stadium -- or whatever points of interest, and they'll pop up on our little laptop, and if we're flying over them, it kind of helps us look in and see what's going on."

Click HERE to read our interview with the Expedition 40/41 space station crew.

"Obviously, I'm an American," he said. "I want to check out our country, but I want to check out the whole world too. And I really look forward to that. So shoot me some coordinates. Send them to us. Alright? We'll try and take them."

WDRB gave him coordinates that afternoon.

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