Astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about the excitement and challenges of photographing Earth from the ISS

by Gannon Burgett

posted Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 12:40 PM EDT


Canadien Astronaut Chris Hadfield has captured some of the most incredible images of Earth while aboard his multiple missions to the International Space Station. From 268 miles above the Earth’s surface, he captures the lively textures and scenes that our Blue Marble has to offer, all while traveling just shy of five miles per second.

In this video, presented by At-Bristol Science Center, Hadfield takes some time to explain his work, what it takes to capture the images, the difficulties that arise and even attempts to recreate some out-of-this-world imagery using only household materials.


Just shy of nine minutes long, it’s not exactly a short video. But it's worth every second, considering the inside look it gives us into the mind and work of a man who’s shown us the world from a perspective most of us will never see.