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February 17, 2015 by Speakers' Spotlight

Colonel Chris Hadfield Explains His View Of Earth From Space

Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield made his name doing space-bound covers of David Bowie, but ever since returning to Earth, he’s been doing a stellar job of making us all jealous about his tenure in the ISS. In this interview [above] with science video channel Veritasium, Col. Hadfield describes his first spacewalk, which took place during the Southern Lights, providing a ghostly green illumination for Hadfield’s trip outside. He also takes the chance to point out some of the bad things you can see from space — like the dramatic shrinking of the Aral Sea, or the pollution of major cities, which is visible from orbit.

Gizmodo/February, 2015