Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Chris Hadfield is So Cooool!

Everyone's raving about Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield who has shown the world that astronauts are cool again. For the first time, the people on the radio tell us, since Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and the other guy, space exploration is cool again.

And why?

Because Chris Hadfield did such amazing, cool things as:
  • Showing viewers back home how he eats dried spinach in space
  • Playing an electric guitar
  • Sending pictures via Twitter. Yes, TWITTER!! That cool new technology that old people don't understand and young people don't use.
Awesome. Amazing. Definitely worth billions of NASA dollars.

Personally, I don't think of the abovementioned stunts as being cool.

If Chris had single handedly pushed a meteorite out of an extinction level collision with Earth, that would have been cool.

If Chris had single handedly fought off an alien invasion, then that would have been cool.

If Chris had single handedly seduced the queen of an alien civilisation, thereby bringing centuries of violence to an end by showing them the power of love, then that would have been cool.

But eating spinach and crying?

He also said that Wales is "Rugged, proud and uniquely beautiful"

Let's hope the space sickness wears off soon.

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