Commander Chris Hadfield

Because 7 million hits in 2 days is not enough (video)

As the world now knows, Commander Chris Hadfield, while on board the International Space Station, was far more than “just” an astronaut.

And, oh yes, after 5 months in space, he and his crew landed safely back on Earth Monday at 10:31 p.m. EDT.

BTW, is it just me, or do the Russian landings seem shockingly primitive compared to all the futuristic technology on the space station, the magnificent imagery from orbit, the graceful shuttle landings, etc?

4 thoughts on “Because 7 million hits in 2 days is not enough (video)

  1. lol.. You posted this, too. I thought you probably would. I can’t get enough of this video. I’ve watched it well over a dozen times now, and love it even more each time.

  2. I wondered the same thing about the landing, too. I figured what it came down to was purely a monetary reason. I’m sure this cost a ton less than a shuttle flight.

    1. It’s bizarre. They leave that shiny, high tech space station and the next time we see them, they’re being carried away from a primitive-looking little pod and plopped into bucket seats that look like they were swiped from an auto salvage yard. All out in the middle of a dusty field. Helluva contrast, but apparently the best the Russians can do. I always worry about the safety of their vehicles and equipment; they look like leftovers from the ’70s.

... and that's my two cents