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Chris Hadfield

  1. This Site Visualizes the Wind Around the World

    Now do ones for Fire, Water, Earth, and Heart, and we can form Captain Planet.

    Ever wanted to see a real-time visualization of the air currents anywhere on Earth? Well now you can. This tool hosted at Nullschool.net lets you pan and zoom around a virtual globe and overlay animations of wind at different heights, or even switch to view ocean currents instead. It's kind of hypnotic.

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  2. Chris and Dave Hadfield Made “The Most Canadian Music Video Ever” To Celebrate Canada Day

    Needs more French.

    Not all our readers will appreciate the significance of July 1st, but for those of you who do, I salute you!

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  3. Chris Hadfield Still Amazing, Performs Lou Reed’s “Satellite of Love”

    "Satellite of Love" is what we called the ISS when Hadfield was aboard.

    Despite racking up over 22 million views, Chris Hadfield's space-shot cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" was recently taken off the internet due to licensing. To make up for this travesty, Hadfield performed a special cover of Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love" for the CBC. Will this guy ever stop being the actual best?

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  4. Today’s Your Last Chance to Legally Watch Chris Hadfield’s “Space Oddity” Cover

    And there's nothing we can do.

    Back when Chris Hadfield first uploaded his "Space Oddity" cover to YouTube, he made sure to get express permission from David Bowie, because he's a swell guy like that. Unfortunately, that permission has run out today, so over 22 million views later, Major Tom's circuits are finally going dead.

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  5. Twitter Got a Tool to Look up First Tweets for Its Birthday, We’ve Got Some Famous Ones for You

    Let the embarrassment commence.

    You're probably going to get a walk down memory lane in your Twitter feed today, because Twitter now has a tool to instantly pull up anyone and everyone's first tweet for its 8th birthday tomorrow. So, what did some of our favorite Twitter personalities have to say in their first 140 characters?

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  6. Watch Chris Hadfield’s TED Talk About the Time He Went Blind in Space, Then Be Glad You’re on Earth

    Just in case you didn't think space was terrifying enough.

    Our favorite Canadian astronaut/rock star Chris Hadfield gave a TED Talk this month in Vancouver where he recounted the time he went blind in space, and spoke about how scary and dangerous being an astronaut really is. It's fascinating, informative, and a little terrifying.

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  7. Let Chris Hadfield Tell You Which Space Movie Is Most Accurate and Other Absolutely True Space Facts [Video]

    Space Fact #1: Chris Hadfield is the best.

    Retired astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield is pretty much the greatest, and now he and Team Coco are using his vast body of astronaut knowledge to clear up any misconceptions people may have about space. And also mustaches. Space and mustaches, and the relationship thereof, which Hadfield is an expert on.

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  8. How Do You Make Chris Hadfield’s “Space Oddity” Cover Better? By Adding Puppets [Video]

    The important thing to remember is that we are ALL Ground Control.

    Mario and Fafa of the popular YouTube series "Glove and Boots" wanted to sing with Commander Chris Hadfield in space, so they did the next best thing: tape over that time Chris Hadfield did it himself last year and add some kickin' harmonies. Of course, we should point out that Mario and Fafa also happen to be puppets. That's probably important.

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  9. Nothing Can Make Us Stop Playing with This Chris Hadfield Paper Doll

    You can't stop our space/rock & roll adventures.

    If you have scissors, a printer, and nothing to do for a while, you can print out this paper doll of astronaut Chris Hadfield and have space adventures on your desk. The doll was designed by Cloe Ashton and is available from Mad Art Lab. It features a spacesuit or a more casual look. You can also just have Hadfield in his underwear and cowboy hat.

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  10. Youtube’s Top Ten List of “Geek Videos” for 2013 Is Much Better Than Their Other Lists

    There aren't even any foxes or anything!

    You've seen the 2013 Top Ten List of overall videos by now, we're guessing, and if you're like us then you found them a bit lacking in stuff like Chris Hadfield singing in space or giant terrifying cheetah robots. Well, never fear! Youtube's weird obsession with "geeks" paid off for us with this awesome Top Ten Trending list.

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