Thursday, January 8, 2015

Chris Hadfield - Next giant leap for mankind should be to moon

It is a New Year, 2015, and I like the above link that Geoff sent me.

You have probably seen many of the pictures Chris Hadfield has posted to the Internet from the ISS.
Wouldn't it be nice to see someone post some pictures from lunar activities at a new lunar outpost.

As Picard would say, "Make it so."
Picard - Make it So - Let It Snow

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Next giant leap for mankind should be to moon, not Mars, says Chris Hadfield
Sunday 7 December 2014 16.01 EST

Astronaut says technology is not good enough for Mars missions and focus should be on permanent lunar base.
Chris Hadfield
 Astronaut Chris Hadfield plays his guitar in the International Space Station. Photograph: Nasa/Rex
The next giant leap for mankind should be back on the moon not Mars, the astronaut Chris Hadfield has said.
Famous for sporting a military moustache, tweeting spacewalk selfies and strumming David Bowie songs on board the International Space Station (his hugely popular cover of Space Oddity has recently been reposted on YouTube with Bowie’s consent), Hadfield was the first Canadian to walk in space and became the first Canadian commander of the ISS when he took the reins last year on his final space mission.
Speaking at a Guardian Live event at the Royal Geographical Society in London on Sunday, Hadfield criticised the current scramble to put an astronaut on the red planet. “If we started going to Mars any time soon everybody would die,” he said. “We don’t know what we are doing yet. We have to have a bunch of inventions between now and Mars.”

Space Oddity

Published on May 12, 2013
A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.

Composition: “SPACE ODDITY”
Written by David Bowie
Published by Onward Music Limited

(Note: This video cannot be reproduced and is licensed for online music use only.)

With thanks to Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran, Andrew Tidby and Evan Hadfield for all their hard work.

Captioning kindly provided by CHS (

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Earth as seen from further away.
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  3. Pictures of Earth by Planetary Spacecraft | The Planetary ...

    Earth and the Moon as seen by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter CTX. As it sped away from Earth on September 8, 2005, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter turned to  ...

It will be interesting to see who will snap more selfies of themselves on the Moon.
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  1. Nearly a month after the stunningly successful soft landing on the Moon by China's first lunar mission on Dec. 14, 2013, the Chinese Academy of Sciences has at last released far higher quality digital imagery snapped by the Chang'e-3 lander and Yutu moon rover.
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Cheers, here is to those that would smile at us from the Moon.