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May 13, 2013


Filed under: Non-technical — Jonathan Lewis @ 6:45 pm GMT May 13,2013

I’d like to dedicate this posting to fellow Oak Table member Richard Foote, for reasons that the readers we have in common will immediately recognise:

The singer is Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield who has been tweeting and posting pictures from space – be careful, you may get hooked:


When I posted the link to the video it had received 1.5M views; less than 24 hours later it’s up to roughly 7M. (And they weren’t all Richard Foote). Clearly the images have caught the imagination of a lot of people. If you have looked at the twitter stream it’s equally inspiring – and not just for the pictures.



  1. Nice dedication!

    Comment by Eugen Iacob — May 13, 2013 @ 7:23 pm GMT May 13,2013 | Reply

  2. Thanks Jonathan :)

    Not only was the whole thing brilliantly done to the point Bowie himself approved, but it was a very clever piece of PR that has helped immeasurably to raise the general awareness of the space program and the work that is going on every day in the large “tin can” floating above us in the sky, which can only be a good thing.

    A true Starman indeed !!

    Comment by Richard Foote — May 14, 2013 @ 5:13 am GMT May 14,2013 | Reply

  3. Commander Hadfield’s tweets and that video are worth the pain of coming to grips with twitter!
    Sent the link to RF on twitter yesterday, not sure if he got it in time.

    Comment by Noons — May 14, 2013 @ 8:11 am GMT May 14,2013 | Reply

  4. Jonathan,

    Thanks for sharing this video. Nicely done recording. Enjoyed it.

    Comment by Aswath Rao — May 16, 2013 @ 2:50 am GMT May 16,2013 | Reply

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