Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Across the Universe

Everybody needs a dose of the "Big Wow" once in a while.

I'd like to thank my brother and his two sons for introducing me to the videos of Col. Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space and to command the ISS (International Space Station).

A few nights ago, we stood gazing at the stars in awe and witnessed not one, but five satellites moving across the tiny portion of the universe visible from our back yard.

The largest of them all, we mused, may have been the ISS from which Col. Hadfield broadcast a fantastic series of videos in 2013 including How to Make a Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwich in Space.

If you haven't watched them yet, please do, you won't be disappointed!

It turns out Col. Hadfield is also a talented musician!  These two videos brought me to tears...

Chris Hadfield performs David Bowie's "Space Oddity" from the ISS

Chris Hadfield performs the Beatles, "Across the Universe"

Jai Guru Deva!  Wahe Guru!