Falling from the sky, the Soyuz space capsule held three astronauts returning to Earth after their 5-month stint on the International Space Station. Among the three was Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield. Suddenly widely popular, Hadfield had used his Facebook feed (managed by his son Evan) to showcase some pretty spectacular photos of Earth over the course of the mission. Not only that, but recently Hadfield shot a video of himself doing a cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”, which of course instantly went viral. Truly amazed at what new technologies can provide, Hadfield just wanted to expose more people to the wonder and amazement of space … Well, Colonel, seeing that you’ve probably made the first music video in space, I think it’s working!
Newscom gets between 30-60,000 images a day from our partners around the world, and it’s easy to miss some truly amazing images if you aren’t specifically looking for them. So each week, we’ll go through our collections and present to you our favorites. Our job is to pick whatever catches our eye. Your job is to simply enjoy them. Check out the entire lightbox of this week’s best pictures back at Newscom, and read on to see other stories from this past week. Continue reading →