I have a confession to make. I’m totally obsessed with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s absolutely fascinating Twitter feed, where he’s posting phenomenal, incredible photos of our planet taken every day from his unique vantage point at the international space station.
As a communications professional, I think Hadfield is single-handedly renewing (at least Canadian) interest in space exploration and study, and connecting with people back home in a profound new way we’ve never seen before, through the power of social media. Now maybe the interest is partially fueled by the Canadian media, who are also in love with Hadfield, but regardless, I think we can all be very proud to have one of our own up there, showing us how beautiful and special our home truly is.
And as if his exuberant joy and affable personality isn’t enough, the man is also a talented musician and singer! He recently collaborated with the Barenaked Ladies and the Wexford Gleeks to record their Space Jam: ‘I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)’ song. Just beautiful.
Those astronauts are good at everything! Kudos to Cmdr Hadfield, BNL and the Wexford Gleeks!
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