To honour a job [very] well done, UrtheCast dedicated its latest blog to our Canadian Commander: A Fond Look Back At Col. Chris Hadfield’s ISS Mission — http://bit.ly/15QtJAN
This photo of Chris strumming away in the Space Station cupola was taken back Dec. 25, 2012. Early next week, Hadfield will hand over command of the ISS. Credit: NASA, via CSA.
Space and the arts are no strangers, having been pretty friendly over the years.
It’s not, for instance, uncommon for astronauts to know how to wield a guitar, with the most recent renaissance man aboard the ISS being Canada’s Earth-space ambassador, Commander Chris Hadfield.
Now, after a series of (gone-viral) live chats with celebs and students, and clever info segments about life’s minutiae aboard the Station, Hadfield will be holding his last live broadcast with Earth on Monday, May 6.
It’s somewhat fitting then that Chris Hadfield’s final live cast will involve students, music, and the performance of the song he co-wrote here on Earth. It’s a song that was debuted during last year’s out-of-this-world jam session with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, and birthed to become the official theme song for Music Monday 2013. Read more…
[Photo: CBC Music]
Special Delivery: The test aperture cover arrived for our high-res video camera. It keeps dust out of the camera as it’s being tested!
Happy Earth Day, fellow Earthlings!
Short, sweet, and true: “The Earth is what we all have in common.” — Wendell Berry.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…totally awesome. The UrtheCast office drone could use a name. Any ideas?