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The Long Goodbye

VIDEO: Ever wonder how Chris Hadfield takes his photos from space?

We’re getting towards the end of Commander Hadfield’s six months in space. Here’s how he’s been taking his snaps.

(YouTube: canadianspaceagency)

Updated, 15:05

AS WE’VE ALREADY pointed out on these pages, you’ll surely have noticed by now that we’re pretty big fans of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield  here in Journal Towers.

Hadfield has probably enjoyed a profile higher than any other crew member on board the International Space Station – thanks in large part to his active presence on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube where he posts clips explaining his extra-terrestrial life.

The undoubted highlights have been his regular photos of space – where Ireland has been lucky enough to feature on many occasions.

Hadfield uses his own Twitter account to send tweets using the ISS’s limited internet capability, while his son Evan helps distribute the content to other social media networks and helps to keep track of the masses of questions submitted by users around the world.

In what’ll be one of his last videos from Space – he’ll be returning to Earth later this month – Hadfield goes through the equipment he uses for his iconic snaps, and the unique challenges of taking a photo from space.

Read: Did you know you can see these things from space?

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