Wednesday, May 15, 2013

"Our commander comes down back to earth"

Unless you've been living on the dark side of the moon for the last few months, you've probably heard of Canadian Chris Hadfield, on his second trip off-planet, the first Canadian to be in command of the International Space Station. I'm a big fan. :)

He first crossed my radar when the news broke about his famous Twitter exchange with William Shatner, followed by tweets with a who's who list of other Star Trek actors. I was captivated by his photos of the planet from space, and highly entertained by his punny sense of humour. On Monday night I was glued to my computer, watching the NASA TV live feed of the Soyuz return, on the edge of my seat, and it was magical to see the capsule and the chute appear to touch down gently (although it was actually not really that gentle...) in a sunny field in Kazakhstan.

Hadfield's last video post before he left to come home was a cover of 'Space Oddity' by David Bowie, with the lyrics changed to be more appropriate for someone who (thankfully!) did not die in outer space. :P

If you're on Twitter and not following Hadfield yet, what are you waiting for?!


Anonymous said...

why was he questioning wearing the red shirt?

MichelleH said...

I'm not sure if that's a serious question or not? But if it is, see Wikipedia...

Also this illustration: