Colorado astronaut Steve Swanson uploads selfie from International Space Station to Instagram

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION - Colorado astronaut Steve Swanson has uploaded his first Instagram photo from aboard the International Space Station -- and it's a selfie.

Swanson took the photo surrounded by windows filled with a view of of Earth.

"Back on ISS, life is good." - Swanny #nasa #iss #exp39 #cupola #international #space #station #soyuz #earth" Swanson wrote on Instagram.

The University of Colorado graduate and veteran astronaut arrived at the International Space Station March 27. He's expected to stay for six months.

Swanson is making his third trip in space. He helped build the ISS on previous trips.

Sawnson grew up in Steamboat Springs. He now lives in Houston with his wife Mary and their three children.

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