If you’re looking for someone new to follow on Twitter then you should check out @Cmdr_Hadfield. He’s the self-described Canadian Astronaut, currently living in space aboard ISS as Flight Engineer on Expedition 34, soon to be Commander of Expedition 35.
Weightlessness is a constant delight – we’re able to fly. Makes me smile. twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/…
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) March 11, 2013
Chris bides his time up there docking cargo vehicles, doing maintenance and live Tweeting beautiful pictures of our planet. And for those cynics thinking “I can see this stuff on Google Earth any time I like”, you just need to look at the beautiful pictures below to realise Google’s dated version of events don’t come close to Commander Hadfield’s beautiful (and recent) imagery.
Chris’ mission to the International Space Station (ISS) began on December 19, 2012 aboard a Soyuz spacecraft. He will remain in orbit for 5 months, where he will reside and work for 5 months as part of the crew of Expedition 34/35. You can find out more about Chris Hadfield’s mission http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/default.asp
All images: Chris Hadfield on Twitter