Even William Shatner can’t resist.
Here’s his exchange yesterday with Chris Hadfield, currently in orbit on the International Space Station:
From @WilliamShatner: "@Cmdr_Hadfield Are you tweeting from space? MBB"
From @Cmdr_Hadfield: "@WilliamShatner Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we're detecting signs of life on the surface."
Within 24 hours, that exchange was retweeted 4,191 times.
Even more amazing than this life-imitating-art-imitating life scenario between Star Trek’s Captain Kirk and the soon-to-be Commander of Expedition 35 are the photos Hadfield posts to Twitter from 240 miles above earth.
Here are a few of my faves:
- "These mountains near Sochi, Russia remind me somehow of corduroy pillows." pic.twitter.com/O6s2KRzZ
- "Great Belt Bridge, Denmark, connecting Zealand and Fyn. Straight lines stand out against nature when viewed from space." pic.twitter.com/PyCYt2jp
- "Like a Hole Punch - confetti of farms using central irrigation in the American Southwest. Jan 2, 2013." pic.twitter.com/LRB9KI6T
- "Mojave Desert and the lake beds of Edwards AFB where I attended test Pilot School, and where the Shuttle first landed." pic.twitter.com/KCqt6iIn
- "A view of the Suez Canal, as it opens into the Mediterranean. A great mix of nature and powerful human engineering." pic.twitter.com/asqfHKkn
Or on the NASA/ISS or Canadian Space Agency sites.
If you aren't able "To boldly go where no man has gone before," as least you can read the tweets.