Astronaut tweets photo of Soldier Field from space before Bears-Packers game


US astronaut Scott Kelly gestures as his space suit is tested at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS), late on March 27, 2015. (AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO — Forget about front-row seats: One man got quite a view of Soldier Field Sunday — from space.

Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted an image over Chicago shortly before noon Sunday, right around when the Bears kicked off their 2015 season against the Packers.

He said it won’t be the only stadium he captures this season. Wrote Kelly, “My new hobby! Get a . First up- , .”

Kelly, 51, is an astronaut and retired US Navy captain. He is currently spending a year in space, a venture that began in March.

The Bears lost to the Packers Sunday, 31-23.


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