If you're not Canadian, you may not know who Chris Hadfield is, but I'd really like to rectify that.
Here's a BIG hint: "Is someone singing (ISS) ", a song Col. Hadfield co-wrote with Ed Roberts of the Barenaked Ladies', was sung yesterday in schools all across Canada.
If you didn't already do so, you may want to click that link now: and all will be revealed. And after that, you may just want to click it again just for fun.
|A floating cookie shaped like a Maple Leaf.|
In March, Chris became the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station (ISS).
Since his arrival on the ISS, thousands of devoted folk have followed his fascinating daily Tweets and FaceBook posts, about what he sees outside his window.
|The Florida Keys|
|Irrigation in South Africa|
|Not my brain, but a land form in Brazil|
|Not Mars, but Earth: Saudi Arabia to be exact.|
While in space he has thrilled school children across Canada, with live video-link chats, answering countless questions with humour and grace.
|A recent posting of "fridge art" in space.|
As the orbit of the I.S.S. takes it directly over the Maritime Provinces, here is the view of my beloved Nova Scotia from space.
|The island of Cape Breton, separated from mainland Nova Scotia |
by the narrow Strait of Canso
|Halifax from space. Eastern Passage is centre bottom .|
Look closely at the "narrows" and you can see the
two bridges that cross the harbour.
Click on any of the photographs on Commander Hadfield's FaceBook page and you can scroll through hundreds of wonderful images from space and read his informative, personal and sometimes humourous comments about each.
Thank you Commander, for making us feel like we are a part of your amazing adventure.
Get back soon.