Thank you, Canada, for Chris Hadfield

We’ve sent hundreds of people into space already, but only one of them is Chris Hadfield:

The best of Chris Hadfield on social media (This is from the Vancouver Sun)

Commander Hadfield returns to Earth tonight. Hadfield, I’m sure your loved ones are happier when you’re safe and sound on Earth, but many of us wish you’d stayed out in space longer so we could keep learning and sharing your joy up there.

This is what outreach can be. More and more I’ve come to think that the best and coolest science gigs are just too precious to waste on people who aren’t outright ambassadors for the greatest things science has to offer: a sense of wonder and joy in the universe, and the beauty of curiosity and knowledge.

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