When you read articles like this, you wonder if we are anywhere near overcoming the challenges of space travel. Â 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.
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.
Chris Hadfield really presents the human face of ISS with all his photos, Tweets and great little Q&A’s like this.
Nancy Atkinson at Universe Today reports
Today at about 9:45 a.m. EST (15:45 UTC) the International Space Station experienced a loss of communication with the Mission Control in Houston, and at this writing, communication has yet to be re-established. When communication was lost, flight controllers in Houston were updating the software onboard the stationâ€™s flight computers, and one of the stationâ€™s data relay systems malfunctioned. The primary computer that controls critical station functions defaulted to a backup computer, but was not allowing the station to communicate with NASAâ€™s Tracking and Data Relay Satellites, NASA said. Â Read more »
Canadian Chris Hatfield is on the International Space Station and has been tweeting to his fans. Â Yesterday he also posted this pic of Auckland
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Commander Hatfield says Â Â Read more »