Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Edmonton from Space


Hey, are you following Commander Chris Hadfield's twitter feed from space? He's the Canadian astronaut who arrived at the International Space Station on December 21st and has been regularly tweeting messages and photos since then. In March, he'll take command of the Space Station as the leader of Expedition 35, the first time a Canadian has been in charge.


Anyway, Commander Hadfield has been tweeting these fabulous photos of various spots around the earth taken from his special vantage point on the Space Station, with special attention to Canadian sites. On January 3, he posted this shot of Edmonton! That's the North Saskatchewan River running through the city.


Looks cold, eh?

Click here to connect with Commander Hadfield's twitter feed.

42 comments:

DEZMOND said...

the first hunk on the left is rather cute. I've read about Hadfield's tweets even in our newspapers.... it's the main buzz today.

turquoisemoon said...

I think they're all kindof cute!!!

Adam said...

that's really cool

Laeli said...

I'm not cool enough for twitter,ha!
I did see that image though, thanks for the story behind it. How cool is all of that?!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

what will you Canadians be up to next, eh?

Sulky Kitten said...

I've just been reading about him - talk about high achiever! It sounds fascinating.

Jeanne said...

Good for him! And Good for Canadians!

Cheryl said...

Nothing wrong with a guy in an astronaut suit...

Bird said...

That is really cool. I used to want to be an astronaut, but then I discovered I'm terrified of flying and I freak out in enclosed spaces. Probably not the best job choice for me. LOL

Linda Wildenstein said...

I'm so impressed. I know I am a horse and cart kinda girl, tee hee, but I think the twitter thing from space is aces. Now I have something else to obcess about....tweets from space. Love it.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Yes, I've heard of him! Yay for Canada!

Suzanne said...

too cool!

mxtodis123 said...

Never did learn what Twitter is all about. Heck, I just learned how to do Facebook...and only because I like their games.
Mary

Anne said...

Now that is a good use of social media. And congratulations to Canada for this achievement!

Melanie said...

That is so cool!! We need more space peoples...from all over the world!

Bev said...

i think i can see you, are you waving at me?

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh Debra....I don't TWITTER or TWEET.....but I can HUM......LOL LOL. This is amazing though! (O:

Jo

Francie M said...

Oh thanks Debra! I added him right away. And as for Edmonton looking cold, I'd rather that than what the folks in Australia are facing. Give me winter over 40 degree heat!!!

Chung said...

Those are some spectacular photos!

Riot Kitty said...

I am totally geeking out. And Tweeting from space?! That is so Dr. Who!

Kal said...

Chris is one of my heroes. When he takes over he will fix up that little alien problem we have right quick. We don't play that shit in the Tundra.

CraveCute said...

Oh Canada! That is so cool!

Jane said...

Yes, it looks cold - and I can confirm that it is :)

Introverted Art said...

I used to want to be an astronaut when I was little. Now, I just to keep my two feet planted on earth :)

mrsduncanmahogany said...

That is just so cool!!! I want to live in space. With little green men. Or women. Maybe just women.

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Amazing photos! Edmonton does look chilly, even from space!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I can't stop smirking at tweeting from space ;-)

greekwitch said...

Thank you for all the positivity! You made me smile!!
That was a cool post. It made me want to tweet!

DWei said...

Is it the people from Toronto or Montreal that are all angry at his support for his favorite hockey team?

Can't remember, though I have met Hadfield once. Was awesome.

Yvonne said...

Now I wish I did Twitter. That sounds like the coolest thing, from space. Wow!

Elsie said...

So cold, so very cold. Tweeting from space, you can't get more awesome than that!

Professor Chaos said...

Is it just me, or does he have a really tiny head?

A Beer For The Shower said...

I had not heard of this, but I might have to follow him. This is very cool indeed.

Laurie said...

I must live under a rock because I never knew,umm, eh. lol.( ooops, there goes my Canadian showing again)

greekwitch said...

Thank you for the support! This really bugged me!
Have a blessed day!

laughingwolf said...

coolios... :)

sophie...^5 said...

OK, Cool and the Gang....as in cold gang...sorry I digress....I am now Twittering along with everyone else looking at Edmonton! Ain't this cool, or cold whatever works!
Ron

Magic Love Crow said...

Very cool! We have been following what they have been saying about Commander Chris Hadfield on the news!

Workingdan said...

Funny how a man can tweet from space yet when I try to tweet from my rural home it won't send.

JACKIESUE said...

I'm mesmerized by the shots of earth from up there..absolutely love them.

Barfly said...

Yay for Edmonton!!

Canada is my second or third favorite country....

Thanks for commenting on my blog even though I have neglected
yours....I'll be a more behaved boy from now on. I deserve a spankin (hee hee)

heartinhand said...

Hm, someone I follow on Twitter has been tweeting about his tweets. I think it's Jill Barber. Anyway, so cool to think that he's in space and tweeting.