For astronaut from Maryland, Adam Jones' Opening Day walk-off HR was out of this world

The Baltimore Sun

For Orioles fans, Adam Jones’ walk-off home run on Opening Day was special.

For Ricky Arnold, the NASA astronaut born in Cheverly and raised in Bowie, it was out of this world. Especially looking down from space.

From the International Space State, Arnold acknowledged the game-winning shot in the Orioles’ 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins, tweeting “.@SimplyAJ10 – we could see that one from up here! #OpeningDay”

Last week, Arnold, NASA astronaut Drew Feustel and Roscosmos’ cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev launched for the International Space Station to join residents Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos, Scott Tingle of NASA and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

In little of over a week in space, Arnold has recognized “Maryland Day” with a special space suit and Jones’ walk-off home run. He’ll be aboard the space station until August.

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