Chris Hadfield, who returned to Earth in May 2013, sets the record straight about life in space
As if being a famous astronaut weren't enough, commander Chris Hadfield is one of the hottest personalities on social media (at least he was during his time in Space). Hadfield, who was the first Canadian to be put in charge of the International Space Station, returned to Earth in May 2013 after being stationed in space since December. At the time of his return, he had more than 500,000 Twitter followers, and answered questions on one of the most popular Reddit thread's in the site's history.
Hadfield is a goldmine of information, and from space he's answered most everything you could hope to learn about what it's like up there. With insights from Hadfield's social media presence, here are 10 things you might not have known about space.
The waters around the southern Line Islands in the Pacific Ocean are home to some of the healthiest coral reefs in the world. The government of Kiribat... More The waters around the southern Line Islands in the Pacific Ocean are home to some of the healthiest coral reefs in the world. The government of Kiribati recently declared a 12-nautical-mile fishing exclusion zone around each of the five islands, thanks in part to the efforts of National Geographic's Pristine Seas initiative and Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala, who led a research expedition there in 2009. "Diving at the southern Line Islands reveals what the seas once were, in all their richness and wonder," says Sala. "Coming here has reset our entire understanding of what's natural, and has given us a new baseline against which to measure healthy and unhealthy reefs everywhere." Read more about the southern Line Islands online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/southern-line-islands/warne-text
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