This is the second of three posts on tap for you today, reblogging a total of five wonderful posts from that oh so awesome Twisted Sifter blog. This, the fifth one, also has some pretty cool animated GIFs – and I’ve got a special bonus at the end as well! 😀
The 13 Coolest Things Chris Hadfield Taught Us About Space
Chris Hadfield is a Canadian astronaut and the first Canadian to walk in space. On December 21, 2012, the former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot became the first Canadian to command the ISS (Expedition 35). Until his departure on May 12, 2013, Hadfield was incredibly active on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, raising awareness for the space program and engaging audiences worldwide.
Through a fascinating series of videos posted on the Canadian Space Agency YouTube page, Hadfield answered questions and showed the world what life in space is like.
Last week, Imgur user TozzaG created an album of animated gifs that captured some of Hadfield’s most viral demonstrations. The album was then reposted to Reddit by preggit. Below you will find the album along with a link to each individual video, enjoy!
Images via The 13 Coolest Things Chris Hadfield Taught Us About Space on Twisted Sifter
And now for that special bonus I promised! 😉
Picture of the Day: One Giant Leap
Last Friday a frog managed to photobomb a NASA spacecraft launch. Posted earlier this week to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Flickr page, NASA explains:
“A still camera on a sound trigger captured this intriguing photo of an airborne frog as NASA’s LADEE spacecraft lifts off from Pad 0B at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The photo team confirms the frog is real and was captured in a single frame by one of the remote cameras used to photograph the launch. The condition of the frog, however, is uncertain.”
Below is a close-up of the same image for those interested. Godspeed little frog.
For more fascinating imagery, be sure to check out NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Flickr, it’s without doubt, one of the best accounts!
Images via Picture of the Day: One Giant Leap on Twisted Sifter
How friggin cool is that?!?! 😀
I want ice water.
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