Famous astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield was the first Canadian to walk in space and the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station. He took thousands of photos in space, and shared the best ones in his book, You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes.
Here’s how Hadfield describes his incredible journeys into space.
Riding a rocket into orbit is overpowering, taming a dragon crossed with dragster. Yet the second the engines shut down, along with the feeling of relief, every astronaut has an overpowering urge to get to get to the window and see the world.
In just 92 minutes we go all the way around, incredulously gazing on place after place, barely known and only dreamed of. The colors and textures pour underneath, a refilling kaleidoscope of delight.
Check out some of the most beautiful photos the Commander has captured.