Every child has likely grown up with the dream of traveling into space and exploring the universe. Even a few adults have imagined taking a break from the rat race to see the Earth and the stars the way the astronauts do.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is making those dreams a reality, thanks to Twitter.
Hadfield is currently beginning a stay on the International Space Station, and will be in command of the station in March. But before taking charge, Hadfield is taking to Twitter to show some amazing pictures of Earth from the ISS, as the module orbits the planet.
Click on the above video to see some of Hadfield’s photos.
Lajka, Luna 24 and the ISS at ~200 miles above sea level (which is 99,800 miles inside our atmosphere) show the current lack of the scientific method for humans in outer space. Could someone please send a hungry for green cheese mouse or two to our Moon so we an place science back into human space exploration instead of cold war propaganda. We never landed on the moon with people, pets nor even a mouse that might like green cheese. Research Layka and Luna 24; Stop cold war propaganda and let's restart the scientific method for human space exploration.
Stunning. Take me with you next time, Chris. Will ya?
Looking down on other world is a sight to be seen.
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