He has opened up the space station to a new generation of space lovers. The girls and I have been watching the Canadian Space Agency videos in which Commander Hadfield explains how to brush your teeth (yes, even astronauts have to brush their teeth, kids), clip your nails, and, of course, use the toilet in space, along with many of the routine tasks and experiments they completed while on the space station. We've also been following him on twitter (@Cmdr_Hadfield) to see all of the stunning images of Earth he posted every day. We truly live on a gorgeous hunk of rock.
Then, there's the total geek fandom factor. I mean, did I mention he has a sense of humor? And some pretty famous fans popping in to chat?
As a goodbye salute to the ISS and his time in orbit there, Commander Hadfield created this music video. I'm not gonna lie, it kind of makes me tear up a little.