NBC News   |  April 16, 2013

View from space: Boston Marathon bombing

NBC News' Brian Williams reveals the remarkable birds-eye-view of Boston by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield as posted on his Twitter account @Cmdr_Hadfield

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>> the great city of boston and the commonwealth of massachusetts . already a changed place tonight. but we thought we would go off the air with a little perspective. our friend the commander chris hadfield , commander of the international space station , the great veteran canadian astronaut, who is fond of taking photographs. he would do it if time allowed on just about every orbit of the planet every 90 minutes , has tonight taken a photograph of the city of boston , mass. he writes on his twitter account, a somber spring night in boston. that's as the international space station was tonight flying over the city. maybe a little distance from the tragedy of today, the view from space will help some folks remember our relative size in the scope of all