Saturday, May 18, 2013

Saturday Snapshot: Ground Control to Major Tom

Saturday Snapshot is a weekly meme hosted by Alyce at At Home With Books. The guidelines are to post a photo that you or a friend or family member have taken and then link it back to Alyce's original post for the week. Photos can be old or new and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see.

This was an exciting week here, all related to activities I had not participation in other than as a ecstatic observer.

The most exciting was the return of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield after 144 days in space. I along with thousands of others followed his journey via his twitter feed and followed the live feeds of the return overseas. The photos and videos he took were/are spectacular. I am still awed someone in space--in SPACE--was communicating so freely with the world. And a Canadian too!

I loved his final transmission, so to speak, which was a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" (which is available on Youtube). Do want to give a shout out to Emm Gryner, who completed the piano arrangement for the cover. I met and interviewed her years ago, so feel a distant connection to the whole thing. Read how she became involved in the cover on her blog.

Not quite equally exciting was Chelsea FC's win over Benfica to win the Europa League Football Championship. Been a roller coaster year for the Blues but a bit of joy at the end for all us fans!! Well, and the players too. :-)


  1. I'm claustrophobic, so I admire anyone willing to be in a tight closed space for any length of time. Double admire anyone willing to go to space!

    Congrats to the players and fans on the win!

  2. I can't imagine being in space for so long... Great picture!

    Here is my SATURDAY SNAPSHOT post.

  3. Yes, I've been following some of Chris's adventures...glad he's home safe and sound. My SS:

  4. His Space Oddity made the news even in Australia- I hadn't heard of him til then- he did a great job. How ridiculous is it that he has such communications available from space, and I have no mobile reception in my house!