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Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s Amazing Photos Of Earth From Space

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Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. The top graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School in 1988 and U.S. Navy test pilot of the year in 1991, Hadfield was selected by the Canadian Space Agency to be an astronaut in 1992. He was CAPCOM for 25 Shuttle launches and served as Director of NASA Operations in Star City, Russia from 2001-2003, Chief of Robotics at the Johnson Space Center in Houston from 2003-2006, and Chief of International Space Station Operations from 2006-2008. Hadfield most recently served as Commander of the International Space Station where, while conducting a record-setting number of scientific experiments and overseeing an emergency spacewalk, he gained worldwide acclaim for his breathtaking photographs and educational videos about life in space.

1. The dazzling lights of Shanghai, China, shine in this amazing view from the International Space Station by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who shared the image on Feb. 9, 2013, to mark Chinese New Year on Feb. 10.

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2. This Easter Sunday sunrise photo taken by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield on the International Space Station shows the Great Lakes region of North America on March 31, 2013.

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3. Astronaut Chris Hadfield snapped this photo of a full moon on Jan. 30 from the International Space Station. “Full Moon rising. So near, and yet…” he wrote.

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4. Astronaut Chris Hadfield took this image of a weightless bubble of water in space on Jan. 23, 2013. Hadfield blew air on the sphere causing it to distort in the image.

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5. Expedition 34 Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield took this image of the Aswan Dam’s reservoir, Lake Nasser, glinting in the sunlight on Jan. 28, 2013. The Aswan Dam is situated across the Nile.

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6. Expedition 34 Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield took this image of the Great Salt Lake in Utah on Jan. 20, 2013.

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7. Expedition 34 Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield took this image of New York City shining by night on Jan. 25, 2013.

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8. Expedition 34 Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield took this image of a smoke cloud in Western Australia on Jan. 26, 2013.

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9. Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield took this image of a blue river cutting though green fields in Brazil on Jan. 29, 2013.

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10. Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield took this stunning image of clouds over water from the International Space Station on Jan. 25, 2013.

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11. Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield took this stunning image of San Francisco on Jan. 21, 2013.

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Source: space.com

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