What does the Sun look like from space? What do astronauts want to eat when they return to Earth? What does this button do?

If you've ever wondered things like this, we're here to help. Below, check out a list of 20 astronauts to follow on Twitter (in no particular order). Veteran commanders and trainees alike, they have a unique perspective on the world—and since they've been in orbit, we mean that literally!

From behind-the-scenes pictures inside the International Space Station to thoughtful answers to your spaceflight questions, these astronauts are a wellspring of insight. It's a shame that so few astronauts tweet regularly—where else can you hear about the final frontier first-hand?

If you have a favorite astronaut on Twitter we've missed, let us know in the comments.

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  • Ron Garan

  • Clayton Anderson

  • Andre Kuipers

  • Col. Mike Fincke

  • Paolo Nespoli

  • Mike Fossum

  • Sam Cristoforetti

  • Nicole Stott

  • Soichi Noguchi

  • Tom Jones

  • Joseph Acaba

  • Richard Garriott de Cayeux

  • Leroy Chiao

  • Don Pettit

  • Chris Hadfield

  • Thomas Marshburn

  • Jack Fischer

  • Jeremy Hansen

  • Luca Parmitano

  • Mike Massimino

  • NASA Astronauts

    @NASA_Astronauts retweets all of the best astronaut tweets throughout the day.

  • Mark Kelly