Chris Hadfield - Windows on Earth

Chris Hadfield


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Well known for his space videos, tweets and sage wisdom, Canadian Chris Hadfield was commander of ISS Expedition 35, and flew two shuttle missions.


As a child, he watched the Apollo 11 mission and decided to become an astronaut.  With relentless focus, and some good fortune, he became an engineer, fighter pilot and . . .eventually an astronaut.


His warm personality and good communication skills helped him share the joy and challenges of life on ISS, with millions world-wide. He authored 2 exceptional books: An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, and You Are Here!  A long-time guitar player, he also created a space-based rendition of David Bowie's "Major Tom", widely seen on YouTube, but sadly no longer available.


Learn more:

          Wikipedia

          Twitter (@Cmdr_Hadfield)

          Personal Web site


Cmdr Hadfield tweeted 1,047 images from ISS.   Explore them ALL here!


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Glaciers of Patagonia

Glaciers of Patagonia

Maynard Art Show: This broad view shows the great Patagonian ice field (the broad white expanse across the top), in Argentina. From this mass of ice and snow, glaciers (appearing small in this photo) emerge and flow into the green-blue waters of the cold lakes. Glaciers are an essential part of Earth’s dynamic system, and yet they are already impacted by human-caused global warming. The fifty-year archive of astronaut photos, including close-ups of many glaciers, show them retreating up to 100 meters per year, reducing water reserves, and disrupting the essential ecological balance of the region.

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