International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has agreed to be this year’s Calgary Stampede parade marshal after the twitter-verse met the universe. Followinga series of tweets and a YouTube plea from Stampede officials, Hadfield agreed to lead the parade while tweeting in space.
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From a vantage point 400 kilometers above the North Atlantic Ocean, Chris Hadfield lead thousands of Canadians in song today. As part of Music Monday, thousands of Canadians joined Commander Hadfield in singing I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing).
The International Space Station had just passed over the provinces of Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador at 12:30 pm.m EDT when Hadfield joined hundreds of students gathered at the Ontario Science Centre via teleconference. CSA Astronaut Jeremy Hansen was present to greet Chris and moderate a question and answer period with Commander Hadfield after the song. Read more at SpaceRef Canada.
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