- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

TOWSON, Md. (AP) - An astronaut who became a Twitter celebrity during his 6 months aboard the International Space Station is being honored in his native Baltimore County.

Reid Wiseman will receive a Baltimore County Hero Pin from County Executive Kevin Kamenetz on Tuesday. Wiseman grew up in Cockeysville and graduated from Dulaney High School.

Wiseman tweeted hundreds of pictures and videos while working as an engineer aboard the space station last year. He also shared his insights on life in space.

He’ll receive the pin during a ceremony on Tuesday at the Historic Courthouse in Towson.

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