Commander Chris Hatfield

Commander Hadfield “weak and prematurely aged” after 5 months in space

via news.com.au

via news.com.au

When you read articles like this, you wonder if we are anywhere near overcoming the challenges of space travel. ¬†Just a short 5 months in space has left Canadian Chris Hadfield’s body in such a state that’s even had to learn how to use his tongue for speaking in gravity again.

Reuters reports

Back on Earth, Canadian astronaut and cyberspace tweeter Chris Hadfield is getting a rough re-introduction to gravity after a five-month stint aboard the International Space Station, the former commander told reporters during a video webcast from Houston.

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Auckland from space

Canadian Chris Hatfield is on the International Space Station and has been tweeting to his fans.  Yesterday he also posted this pic of Auckland

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Larger version here.

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