Top 5 Highlights From Chris Hadfield’s Journey To Space (PHOTOS)

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Canadian astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield, became an internet sensation by giving us on Earth a rare glimpse into the everyday lives of those living and working on the International Space Station and the spectacular views they see every day.

Canadian astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield, became an internet sensation by giving us on Earth a rare glimpse into the everyday lives of those living and working on the International Space Station and the spectacular views they see every day.

From playing guitar, to showing how astronauts get their hair cut, Hadfield shared everything with us from the International Space Station (ISS) through social media.

On Sunday, Hadfield handed overcommand of the space station to Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov and today, almost after a five month trip to space, he has safely landed back on earth.

Canadian space agency on his return tweeted:

And he tweeted later:

Many of his followers on social media also greeted him on his return.

As internet’s beloved astronaut is back, here we have compiled top 5 highlights of his space trip for you to look at and enjoy.

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1.       His Contribution To Amazing Earth Photos From Space

His valuable contribution to earth photos from space is definitely a highlight. From Syria to North Korea he presented everything from a different perspective.

Check out some more photos shared by Hadfield over here.

2.       The most social media savvy astronaut became an internet sensation:

Since he went into space on Dec. 19, 2012, Hadfield has actively been present on social media through a a number of of tweets, photos, videos and interviews. His followers on twitter increased approximately 20,000 to more than 850,000 as of Monday. That increase sort of explains everything!

BBC's science editor called Hadfield "the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong and Yuri Gagarin."

One Brazilian news organization dubbed him the "pop astronaut."

Former NASA astronaut Kent Rominger said about Hadfield:

"Even there… the discussion I got into was centered around how Chris Hadfield has singularly done more to expose space travel and the International Space Station than any other single individual."

3.       His more than 100 Experiments

Hadfield during his time in space conducted more than 100 extraordinary experiments. To mention a few, he studied the effect of the space environment on embryonic stem cells and also tried to understand the impact on humans of living without gravity.

Here are a few videos that you may check out:

Chris Hadfield’s Journey To Space

Watch: Astronaut Chris Hadfield Demonstrates That Tears Don’t Fall In Space (VIDEO)

There are many other amazing experiment videos shared by Chris Hadfield that you can check out over here.

4.       Hadfield’s sense of humor and creativity.

The most social media savvy astronaut ever definitely has a great sense of humor and is extremely creative. No doubt he kept everyone engaged and entertained through his tweets.

Check out a few of his entertaining and creative tweets below:

Chris Hadfield’s Journey To Space

5.       Last but not the least, Hadfield’s farewell ‘space oddity’ cover:

This one’s definitely a highlight and it deserved a separate mention.

As he returned back to earth he bid farewell to earth in his own style. Hadfield before coming released a video of his version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, which NASA said is the first music video made in space.

In the video, Hadfield sings Bowie’s classic while floating along with an acoustic guitar. The moving video got so popular over the weekend that Bowie himself tweeted it.

Chris Hadfield’s Journey To Space

Watch: Chris Hadfield Sings David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' In ISS Farewell (VIDEO)

So, these were 5 highlights of Chris Hadfield trip to space. If you think there something else that worth a mention, please add in the comment.

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