By Mick Krever, CNN
Watching the earth from the International Space Station is “like a gift that is just unwrapping itself perpetually underneath you” Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday.
Hadfield propelled himself to fame when, earlier this year, he sang David Bowie’s iconic “Space Oddity” while on board the Space Station – guitar included.
The video has since been viewed over 20 million times, and has made Hadfield perhaps the most well-known astronaut since Neil Armstrong.
The music video was the pièce de résistance of a series of videos on life in space, describing everything from how you brush your teeth to the surprisingly mesmerizing view of a newly opened can of nuts.
He had, he explained, a “rare human opportunity” to see the earth “as a discrete place in the universe, and not as some vast surface area.”
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