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What Shooting Stars are really made out of…

The below YouTube clip really made me laugh. It’s Colonel Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut, explaining what a shooting star could, quite technically, and sometimes actually is, truly made out of. The Canadian astronaut most recently worked onboard the International Space station as Commander, conducting a record-setting number of scientific experiments onboard & recently came back down to earth this past spring. What makes him special though, is how accessible he is to us earthlings. He is avid on Social Media, and orbiting the planet doesn’t stop him. While in Space, he still surfs the net, has Skype chats and posts on Twitter. He takes the time to answer the questions of curious children (and adults) about the universe, flying objects, stars, planets and basically what it’s like to live outside our planet…typical astronaut stuff….while floating around in zero gravity.

So if you’re ever curious to what happens when you sneeze in space, about what astronauts eat, and other perhaps more profound questions of the universe, you can rely on him to probably have already answered them. You can check him out on Twitter, YouTube & of course, Facebook

He is also coming out with an autobiography “An Astraonaut’s Guide to Life on Earth”, & even has a sound cloud account (!), which has recordings of “The Sounds of Space”. Oh, and he even has a music video, Space Oddity – Ground Control to Major Tom, filmed on the space station up, in space.

Is there anything this guy can’t do?


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