By the numbers: Chris Hadfield’s 5-month mission in space
TORONTO – Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield returned to Earth Monday night.
During a five-month mission, Hadfield became the first Canadian to command the International Space Station (ISS).
Hadfield’s colourful and detailed images—as well as his interaction with the world through live chats and video—have received international attention.
Here’s a quick look at Chris Hadfield’s historic five-month mission in space.
906,118 – Total number of Twitter followers Hadfield has to date
21,197 – Number of retweets received—the most from all of Hadfield’s tweets—after the astronaut posted the following message:
With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here’s Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World. youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9d…
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) May 12, 2013
6,065,000 – Number of YouTube views on Hadfield’s rendition of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”
5 pm – Hour of the day Hadfield tweeted the most, according to Twitonomy
9.58 – Average number of tweets Hadfield sent a day during his time in space
3 – Total number of astronauts onboard the ISS for Expedition 34/35. Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn also blasted off with Hadfield on December 19, 2012.
88 – Number of videos produced that have been viewed close to 23 million times
130 – Number of scientific experiments conducted during the mission
144 – Number of days spent on the ISS
0 – Number of Canadian commanders on the ISS before Hadfield
146 – Number of days spent in space
2,336 – Number of orbits around Earth
9,283: Number of people who retweeted Hadfield’s last photo from space. It was also the most retweeted image from his mission.
Spaceflight finale: To some this may look like a sunset. But it’s a new dawn. twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/…
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) May 13, 2013
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