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(Twitter)   If you're not following ISS Commander Chris Hadfield on Twitter, you're missing out on some of the best space photos from near-earth orbit you've ever seen. Bonus: He's Canadian   (twitter.com ) divider line
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2013-04-22 11:33:09 AM  
See also: His tumblr.
 
2013-04-22 11:36:36 AM  
"Wow! Looks like a great big...globe, eh?!
 
2013-04-22 11:49:56 AM  
I was half expecting hairy Russian "moon".
 
2013-04-22 12:41:56 PM  
He also does little Youtube bits to show what life is like up there

Here's one where someone asked him what happens if you ring out water from a cloth on the ISS
 
2013-04-22 12:46:11 PM  

minoridiot: I was half expecting hairy Russian "moon".


https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/status/326014890596777986/photo/1

closest you're going to get to it...
 
2013-04-22 12:50:52 PM  
It's not one of his IN SPACE demos like the wringing cloth or space tacos, but his description of dropping a space deuce is pretty good.  And a little graphic.
 
2013-04-22 12:53:16 PM  
So this is how it goes.  The fiery space race between the Soviets and the Americans has devolved to a Canadian describing taking a dump in orbit.   Politely, of course.
 
2013-04-22 12:53:36 PM  
Canada + Space = awesomeness

/Star Trek had TWO Canadians on board
//awesomeness squared
 
2013-04-22 12:56:29 PM  
I'm still curious about an answer posed in a response to one of his tweets.

When one farts in space, does it travel, or stick to the farter?
 
2013-04-22 12:57:56 PM  
Those pictures are nice and all, but I don't see what all the fuss is aboot.
 
2013-04-22 12:58:46 PM  
Are we supposed to be impressed a Canadian can operate a camera?
 
2013-04-22 01:03:19 PM  
why is that a bonus?

he had so many troubles to overcome?

like the polar bears in his canoe, the extraneous "u" in random words, poutine, American culture taking over Canada, Celine Dion, carrying 20 kilos of coins in his pockets, Canadian Tire currency, wearing funny knit caps with a fuzzy pom pom on top...
 
2013-04-22 01:05:27 PM  

legion_of_doo: why is that a bonus?

he had so many troubles to overcome?

like the polar bears in his canoe, the extraneous "u" in random words, poutine, American culture taking over Canada, Celine Dion, carrying 20 kilos of coins in his pockets, Canadian Tire currency, wearing funny knit caps with a fuzzy pom pom on top...


Bonus:  Above-average mountie moustache
 
2013-04-22 01:17:14 PM  
In reference to the fart question, every action has an equal and opposite reaction, therefore a good sonic-boom-fart will send you into another module at about 2.1 m/s. Drag and airfoil will carry it with you for a while though.
 
2013-04-22 01:20:51 PM  
Wow, that photo of Berlin at night is awesome. There are different colored lights for East/West. I guess their lightbulbs last a lot longer than mine do.
 
2013-04-22 01:20:52 PM  
Neat, but the ones on the Fragile Oasis Facebook page are even more impressive.
 
2013-04-22 01:29:32 PM  
 
2013-04-22 01:39:03 PM  
Prime Minister Sweatervest tried to ride Hadfield's coattails via Twitter, but then the educated public of Canada smacked that biatch down by pointing out how Sweatervest keeps censoring science in Canada.

/Does the science report contain stuff that shows corporations are damaging wild fish and other things? Well here comes the censor to delete or modify the report.
//Republican rightwing prime minister with lower levels of herpaderp than his bosses herpaderp in the U.S.
 
2013-04-22 01:42:19 PM  
blogs.esa.int

Those Canadarms were "donated" from the space shuttles after it's final supply missions, right?

Hope so. It would mean that at least some remnant of the Space Shuttles are still flying.
 
2013-04-22 01:43:56 PM  

sheep snorter: Prime Minister Sweatervest tried to ride Hadfield's coattails via Twitter, but then the educated public of Canada smacked that biatch down by pointing out how Sweatervest keeps censoring science in Canada.

/Does the science report contain stuff that shows corporations are damaging wild fish and other things? Well here comes the censor to delete or modify the report.
//Republican rightwing prime minister with lower levels of herpaderp than his bosses herpaderp in the U.S.


My new friend.

//I hate mcSweatervest. I keep hoping he'll challenge Justin to a boxing match.
 
2013-04-22 01:57:54 PM  

sheep snorter: Prime Minister Sweatervest tried to ride Hadfield's coattails via Twitter, but then the educated public of Canada smacked that biatch down by pointing out how Sweatervest keeps censoring science in Canada.

/Does the science report contain stuff that shows corporations are damaging wild fish and other things? Well here comes the censor to delete or modify the report.
//Republican rightwing prime minister with lower levels of herpaderp than his bosses herpaderp in the U.S.


I don't think he has lower levels of herpaderp.
I mean, I haven't seen any indication that he's herpaderp deficient.

/Also, Hadfield's pictures are awesome.
 
2013-04-22 01:58:58 PM  

Dezilith: I'm still curious about an answer posed in a response to one of his tweets.

When one farts in space, does it travel, or stick to the farter?


Depends how wet it was.
 
2013-04-22 02:05:01 PM  

Hertzfeld: I mean, I haven't seen any indication that he's herpaderp deficient.


And with his rather odd attacks on Trudeau, there are indications that he has quite some decent herpaderp capabilities
 
2013-04-22 02:09:51 PM  
So not only are they the BEST, they're also super nice?
 
2013-04-22 02:24:56 PM  

TV's Vinnie: [blogs.esa.int image 400x400]

Those Canadarms were "donated" from the space shuttles after it's final supply missions, right?

Hope so. It would mean that at least some remnant of the Space Shuttles are still flying.


That is the Canadarm2 (aka SSRMS), which unique to the ISS. It is larger and more advanced than the Canadarm that was on Shuttle. Cdr Hadfield was one of the astronauts that assembled the SSRMS back in 2001 during the STS100 mission.

The Shuttle Canadarms (aka SRMS) are destined for museums, including the Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa. One will be on display with the Shuttle Discovery at the Udvar-Hazy annex to the Smithsonian in Dulles VA and another will be with Atlantis at KSC.

//worked 15 years on the Canadarm2 program, getting a kick, etc.
 
2013-04-22 02:49:34 PM  
NASA has a service called Spot the Station, which allows you to enter your location. When the ISS is going to be in visual range, you'll get an advance email or text.

A couple weekends ago, my son and i had a nice view as we watched it fly from the west-southwest, over us and then east-northeast.

http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/
 
2013-04-22 05:29:33 PM  
This is important why? I have pictures of the Earth from 50 years ago. Still looks the same.
 
2013-04-22 06:18:24 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: So this is how it goes.  The fiery space race between the Soviets and the Americans has devolved to a Canadian describing taking a dump in orbit.   Politely, of course.


Better than Apollo astronauts arguing why the turd floating through the module isn't theirs, and describe their typical shiatlogs on the radio.
 
2013-04-22 07:50:39 PM  
That's not a bonus, Subby, that's a detractor. That being said he does a lot of informative stuff (at least to me) in the videos he posts. Wringing water from a towel did not go at all as I thought it would.

/probably because a Canadian was doing it, not a real astronaut, stupid ice-tronaut or whatever the hell they call them up there.
 
2013-04-22 08:25:36 PM  

neuroflare: That's not a bonus, Subby, that's a detractor. That being said he does a lot of informative stuff (at least to me) in the videos he posts. Wringing water from a towel did not go at all as I thought it would.

/probably because a Canadian was doing it, not a real astronaut, stupid ice-tronaut or whatever the hell they call them up there.


ice-tronaut?

it's probably something like voyageurs de la territoire etrangierre or some shiat to appease the Frenchies.

/he's the lucky one since he doesn't have to live in an igloo, hunt baby seals for food, and play hockey with polar bear turds
/ am I doing it right?
 
2013-04-22 08:31:24 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: This is important why? I have pictures of the Earth from 50 years ago. Still looks the same.


You are just the biggest crybaby..
 
2013-04-22 09:34:58 PM  

legion_of_doo: neuroflare: That's not a bonus, Subby, that's a detractor. That being said he does a lot of informative stuff (at least to me) in the videos he posts. Wringing water from a towel did not go at all as I thought it would.

/probably because a Canadian was doing it, not a real astronaut, stupid ice-tronaut or whatever the hell they call them up there.

ice-tronaut?

it's probably something like voyageurs de la territoire etrangierre or some shiat to appease the Frenchies.

/he's the lucky one since he doesn't have to live in an igloo, hunt baby seals for food, and play hockey with polar bear turds
/ am I doing it right?


"ehstronaut"
 
2013-04-22 10:31:31 PM  
I've been following him on Facebook.  The pics are gorgeous.
 
2013-04-22 11:27:17 PM  
FARK TWITTER!
I hate Twitter.
/ lawn, off it
 
2013-04-23 02:18:47 AM  

roughridersfan: NASA has a service called Spot the Station, which allows you to enter your location. When the ISS is going to be in visual range, you'll get an advance email or text.

A couple weekends ago, my son and i had a nice view as we watched it fly from the west-southwest, over us and then east-northeast.

http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/


Just watched it go over tonight after getting one of those alerts. I thought it was cool that it is bright enough to still see as it passed right next to the Moon.
 
2013-04-23 02:21:43 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: This is important why? I have pictures of the Earth from 50 years ago. Still looks the same.


Night shots show significant change. For some reason people like shining lights out into space.
 
2013-04-23 03:45:20 AM  
I have had the pleasure of meeting then Col now Cmdr Hadfield a few years ago at a mess dinner.  A genuinely funny, down to earth kind of guy (bad pun, I know).  IMO he has done more in his current mission to spread awareness of the ISS than anyone since the first component launches.  He's probably getting too old to do another launch after he gets back but I would love to see him command ISS again.
 
2013-04-23 06:00:55 AM  
@Cmdr_Hadfield
We've just gone over 700,000 of us sharing this incredible human experience directly on Twitter! Thanks to everyone for being onboard ISS.
 
2013-04-23 07:17:46 AM  

Mentalpatient87: Quantum Apostrophe: This is important why? I have pictures of the Earth from 50 years ago. Still looks the same.

You are just the biggest crybaby..


Awww is it time for someone to get a bedtime story? Getting grumpy?

Once upon a time, there was a kid who couldn't tell fantasy from reality. He thought that space was just like a forest or a field waiting to be "explored" and had lots of stuff in it.

One day, he put a lot of fossil fuels into a metal tube and went into space to live there.

Then he died in a cramped tin can, "exploring" all the stuff he brought with him in the first place.

At least he didn't die in a god damn gravity well on a mud ball.

Glorious!

Wrencher: Quantum Apostrophe: This is important why? I have pictures of the Earth from 50 years ago. Still looks the same.

Night shots show significant change. For some reason people like shining lights out into space.


That's because people can live on the Earth.
 
2013-04-23 08:12:00 PM  
pbs.twimg.com

Berlin at night. Amazingly, I think the light bulbs still show the East/West division from orbit. pic.twitter.com/JiawRa3JJv

www.curtainmusical.com

After 23 years, whoa.
Awesome pics.
 
2013-04-24 12:47:38 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Getting grumpy?


And easily trolled. I mean, you'd think you'd learn to stop responding to me after I threw you into a 500 word essay with a two word post... I'm going to tell you flat out, my goal is to post a quick sentence or two to get you to work up the froth and make a fool of yourself. You do it every time, like clockwork. I told you that because I know it's still going to work next time. You're just that easy.
 
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