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(Twitter)   Tweet from space: "Man What A Ride. After a roaring, hammering slingshot ride on the rocket & 2 days maneuvering, we are safely docked. ISS is huge"   (twitter.com) divider line 27
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2012-12-23 09:29:09 AM
Great. Now Canadians have twitter.
 
2012-12-23 09:48:34 AM
After a roaring, hammering slingshot ride on the rocket

www.slate.com

"Phrasing!"
 
2012-12-23 09:48:49 AM
man its like a great big... globe. maybe someday well get some poets up there
 
2012-12-23 09:55:18 AM
The brother of Thomas Marshburn, other American on this mission, goes to church with my grandparents. I got to meet him a few years ago when we both happened to be visiting our resective families at the same time. Total nerdgasm when I realized he was an astronaut.
 
2012-12-23 10:24:30 AM

thisiszombocom: man its like a great big... globe. maybe someday well get some poets up there


The day a poet can afford the ticket is the day space travel is affordable to the masses.
 
2012-12-23 11:01:12 AM
Also: some people view raccoons as vermin.
 
2012-12-23 11:07:38 AM
 
2012-12-23 11:35:15 AM
CSB

I watched one of Chris Hadfield's friends die in an Cf-18 crash. I'll never forget it. April 1984, Summerside PEI.

/CSB
 
2012-12-23 11:39:17 AM

p4p3rm4t3: CSB

I watched one of Chris Hadfield's friends die in an Cf-18 crash. I'll never forget it. April 1986, Summerside PEI.

/CSB


Should be 1986*
 
2012-12-23 11:45:44 AM
How did that tweet chain derail into baby racoons?
 
2012-12-23 11:57:11 AM
My favorite tweet of his so far and picture. His tiny sleeping quarters.

pbs.twimg.com
 
2012-12-23 12:09:08 PM
Chris Hadfield is easily the coolest person I have ever met.
 
2012-12-23 01:11:05 PM

Tr0mBoNe: thisiszombocom: man its like a great big... globe. maybe someday well get some poets up there

The day a poet can afford the ticket is the day space travel is affordable to the masses.


Yes, this is a very important priority. Access to the deadly and empty vacuum of space. For all. Very important. Never mind medical care or food, or shelter.

costermonger: Chris Hadfield is easily the coolest person I have ever met.


Why? Because he's a test pilot that gets free joyrides to nowhere to do nothing?
 
2012-12-23 01:57:36 PM
A poet in space would be a mime.
 
2012-12-23 02:12:39 PM

studebaker hoch: A poet in space would be a mime.


In space, no one can hear you Fark.
 
2012-12-23 02:20:13 PM
Do they have to sleep in vertical position up there? Because I don't believe I could do that.
 
2012-12-23 02:34:28 PM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Do they have to sleep in vertical position up there? Because I don't believe I could do that.


Considering the lack of gravity, I don't think you would be able to tell.
 
2012-12-23 02:38:27 PM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Do they have to sleep in vertical position up there? Because I don't believe I could do that.


Worse. They actually have to sleep upside-down, because when you sleep in space all your blood can drain out of your head and you can die! They get training on how to do it, but I hear that it's one of the biggest reasons potential astronauts washout of the program.
 
2012-12-23 02:50:30 PM
I'd probably wake up thinking knowing I was falling.
 
2012-12-23 02:55:36 PM

BadReligion: Huck And Molly Ziegler: Do they have to sleep in vertical position up there? Because I don't believe I could do that.

Considering the lack of gravity, I don't think you would be able to tell.


Exactly, Up and down lose meaning in low earth orbit. Thus they use all directions equally depending on their usefulness.

A good example from his latest tweet.

pbs.twimg.com
 
2012-12-23 03:14:02 PM
Current position of the ISS

Scroll down to see the track of its next orbit.
 
2012-12-23 03:15:25 PM
They should have sent a poet.

/Seems like they did
 
2012-12-23 05:40:01 PM
Does he get double points for a giant sexual metaphor?
 
2012-12-23 08:10:21 PM
Sure, you slingshot around the Sun, pick up enough speed - You're in time warp. If you don't, you're fried.
 
2012-12-23 08:26:57 PM
I would like to indicate my intense hatred of Chris Hatfield. It is mostly based on my jealousy of not being a freaking astronaut! I have met a number of Canadian astronauts, all of them are wonderfully nice and it makes me hate them even more.

/especially hates Guy Laliberte
//shakes tiny fist whenever ISS flys over!
 
2012-12-23 08:38:44 PM
 
2012-12-24 01:01:44 PM
I just watched the ISS pass overhead, about five minutes ago, so I'm getting a kick...
 
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