Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Canadian Chris Hadfield is quickly becoming the biggest name in space travel
National Post ^ | February 25, 2013 | Joe O'Connor

Posted on 02/26/2013 1:21:06 AM PST by Squawk 8888

Bread is a bad idea in space.

Bread makes for crumbs and crumbs make for a mess in zero gravity, floating this way and that, and so a Canadian astronaut hankering for a peanut butter and honey sandwich will leave the Wonder behind for us earthbound slobs and reach instead for a fresh vacuum-sealed flour tortilla.

“A tortilla can be good for 18 months,” Chris Hadfield explains in a scene from “Chris Hadfield’s Space Kitchen,” the latest video from our man among the stars detailing everyday life aboard the International Space Station.

The 53-year-old makes peanut butter and honey sandwiches. In other dispatches, he has brushed his teeth, demonstrated how to clean up a water spill, bubble by bubble, by plucking the distended orbs from mid-air, jammed with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, put on a goofy outfit to celebrate Mardi Gras, swapped tweets with William (Captain Kirk) Shatner, dropped a puck from the heavens on Hockey Night in Canada, fixed some space station gizmo of great scientific importance while sending out a daily stream of majestic photographs of the Earth below — the Sahara, the Australian Outback, the blinding lights of Beijing — via Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 02/26/2013 1:21:14 AM PST by Squawk 8888
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

2 posted on 02/26/2013 1:23:53 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Squawk 8888
Крис Хэдфилд, that's who!
3 posted on 02/26/2013 1:44:12 AM PST by cynwoody
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Squawk 8888
How do Canadian astronauts get into space?

The same way the Americans do, on a Russian rocket.

4 posted on 02/26/2013 4:53:04 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson