As Hadfield Returns to Earth, Three of Our Fav ISS Videos

As Hadfield Returns to Earth, Three of Our Fav ISS Videos

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has become quite the media star during his tour of duty aboard the International Space Station (ISS), which comes to a close tonight.  He and two crew mates are scheduled to land at 10:31 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).  He made some nifty videos up there — here are two of our favorites, plus one other all-time-great.

Hadfield, who was the first Canadian ISS Commander, brought his guitar with him and recorded his version of David Bowie’s Space Oddiity (“Major Tom”).  Watch at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KaOC9danxNo#

He also did a number of videos to show what life is like on the ISS.  Our favorite shows what happens when you wring a wet washcloth in microgravity.  Might surprise you!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMtXfwk7PXg

And in case anyone missed it, NASA astronaut and ISS Commander Suni Williams gave a terrific tour of the ISS on her final day in space last year.   The ISS really isn’t very big in terms of living space — the comparison to being the size of a football field includes the solar arrays. The interior is the size of a 5-bedroom house, but on her tour, it looks a lot roomier.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doN4t5NKW-k

Meanwhile, NASA TV will cover the undocking and landing of Hadfield, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn tonight in their Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft.   Undocking is at 7:08 pm EDT; landing at 10:31 pm EDT.

 

 

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