Here am I sitting in a tin can, far above the world…

…Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing [left to] do.

You’ve probably all seen this by now, but I had to share it here. Watched it this morning and it brought a tear to my eye. All the menial shit we trouble ourselves with just seems so insignificant when you gain a little bit of perspective. So if you’re feeling a little down, just remember that we now, as a species, have worked hard enough together to amass the technology and sense of humour needed to actually have an astronaut sit in a ‘tin can’ in space, share his views (literally) with us on Twitter, and pay homage to one of the most beautifully haunting songs of the 20th century. A marriage of science, music, humour and humanity so touching that if it doesn’t inspire you even just a little bit, I don’t know what will.

Read more about the wonderful Chris Hadfield and Expedition 35 here.

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