Astronaut tweets pictures of SA from space

Chris Hadfield. (AFP)

Chris Hadfield. (AFP)

Chris Hadfield resides in the International Space Station (ISS) where he has been orbiting the earth since December 2012. Hadfield is the commander of Expedition 35 and has posted hundreds of images of the earth on social media over the past few months, which makes him a bit of a superstar. He says that, along with his team, he is able to capture unparalleled views of our planet from the seven-windowed Cupola observation deck.

Hadfield has also made a four-minute video called Snapshots From Space, in which he explains how his team is able to capture the amazing images from the ISS – which is 400 kilometres from earth at a speed of 8km per second.
The beauty of taking photos from space he says, is that "if something is not here this time, tomorrow it might be … or maybe next week, or maybe a month from now. There's not a race to get a picture … you can be patient." 

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Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee became Africa’s first social media editor in a newsroom at the Mail & Guardian, where she went on to work as deputy digital editor and a disruptor of the peace through a weekly column. A stint as the program manager for Impact Africa – a grant-disbursing fund for African digital journalists – followed. She now pursues her own writing full time by enraging readers of EWN and Women 24 with weekly and bi-monthly columns respectively. She also contributes to the Sunday Times and a range of other publications. Mohamed Dawjee's inaugural book of essays: Sorry, not sorry: Experiences of a brown woman in a white South Africa, is due for release by Penguin Random House in April 2018.Follow her on Twitter: @sage_of_absurd Read more from Haji Mohamed Dawjee

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