2013: 1st of 13 Things I Want to Know: Is the Tweeting ISS Astronaut Happy with his ISP?

Is Chris Hadfield who tweets from space on-board the International Space Station happy with his Internet provider?

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I’m always complaining about my service. Sometimes it’s too slow. Sometimes it’s not available. Astronauts have been tweeting from the space station since 2009. It just occurred to be they must be really close up there to Internet carrying satellites, with very little interference, and no closer neighbors. Wouldn’t it mean their service is better and faster?

Hadfield had been using Twitter extensively to communicate and send awesome Earth photography to his followers on Earth. On 1.3.2013 he had risen to Twitter fame due to an unusual exchange with William Shatner, AKA Captain James T. Kirk of the fictional starship Enterprise. Then, additional Enterprise crew members joined the fun. It all started when out of the blue, Shatner, a Canadian actor, asked Hadfield over Twitter: “Are you tweeting from space?” The Canadian astronaut responded: “Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we’re detecting signs of life on the surface.”

In my opinion, this should be the most retweeted tweet of all time. This story was published in many places, I got these images from the Canadian Space Agency’s website.

Hadfield tweets starfleet 1

MBB stands for William Shatner’s standard signature: “My best, Bill”.
Source: Canadian Space Agency.

Hadfield tweets starfleet 2

Source: Canadian Space Agency.

Hadfield tweets starfleet 3

Source: Canadian Space Agency.

Hadfield tweets starfleet 4

Source: Canadian Space Agency.

Hadfield tweets starfleet 5

Source: Canadian Space Agency.

Hadfield tweets starfleet 6

Source: Canadian Space Agency.

Hadfield tweets starfleet 7

Source: Canadian Space Agency.

Hadfield tweets starfleet 8

Source: Canadian Space Agency.

Hadfield tweets starfleet 9

Spock says Live Long and Prosper…
Source: Canadian Space Agency.

Hadfield tweets starfleet 10

2nd man on the moon, wants to tweet from Mars.
Source: Canadian Space Agency.

Hadfield tweets starfleet 11

Source: Canadian Space Agency.

Hadfield tweets starfleet 12

Source: Canadian Space Agency.

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