Commander Hadfield’s Top 5 Moments in Space



The Internet’s favorite astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield returns to Earth on Monday evening after living on board the International Space Station since December.

During his five months in orbit, Hadfield stayed in constant contact with Earth using Twitter, YouTube and even Google+ Hangouts. His iconic images and willingness to answer even our most mundane, sometimes gross, questions made the rest of Earth feel like we were also part of his mission. That is, of course, exactly what Hadfield wanted

As he wraps up his final day in space, we look back at Commander Hadfield’s most memorable moments on the ISS. Read more…

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20 Songs for Space Exploration



Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield made history on Sunday when he filmed the first ever music video in space (fittingly, a cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”). To commemorate his accomplishment, we’ve dedicated this week’s Music Monday to the most epic songs for space exploration. We curated the selection of songs you tweeted to us, and added in a few of our own. These songs range from gravity-defying newer releases like “Crest” by The Antlers to old school, space-related jams like “We Are All Made of Stars” by Moby

So dim the lights, power up your glow-in-the-dark star generator and go on your own space odyssey with this playlist. Know of a song that should be included? Send it to us on Spotify and we’ll add it to the playlist! Read more…

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Space Station Crew Returns to Earth Monday: How to Watch Live



After months living in space, two astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut will return home from the International Space Station on Monday night, and you can watch their landing live online.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, American astronaut Tom Marshburn and cosmonaut Roman Romanenko are preparing to leave the space station aboard a Russian-built Soyuz spacecraft for a planned landing at 10:31 p.m. EDT (0231 May 14 GMT) on the Central Asian steppes of Kazakhstan, where the local time will be early Tuesday morning.

You can watch the Soyuz landing webcast live on, courtesy of NASA. The webcast will begin at 6:45 p.m. EDT (2245 GMT) to show the Soyuz departing the space station Read more…

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