With social media so entrenched in our daily lives it has created great opportunities for people to connect. Hadfield has used social media sites Twitter and Facebook to share his journey with world with twits, youtube videos, and display of photographs of Australian wildfires, a spider’s web of Beijing streetlights and the green hue of the northern lights overlooking Britain and more.
Chis has also posted “How To” videos for space such as “How To Wash Your Hands In Space”. He has also been able to illustrated life in space. He has beamed back videos showing how he prepares meals in space. He has explained why tears sting in space, because they stick in one’s tear ducts rather than roll down one’s face. Furthermore he has taken his guitar to the space station, both to pass the little spare time he has and to record original music. His actions are spurring the interest of people who would never be interested in space. Not only that he is also speaking to them directly by using redditt and google plus hangouts.
Whats even more fascinating this evolution of social media really changed the way astronauts experience space. In the past astronauts would be in space for months with limited connection. Now Astronauts like Chris are able to socialize and feel less alone while being in space.
Today NASA recognizes the importance of social meda. Astronauts are trained not only in the technical skills necessary to conduct scientific experiments and manipulate the space station’s sophisticated equipment. They are also outfitted with Twitter accounts and undergo formal social media training in order to connect with earthlings Social Media has become an intrinsic part of our daily life now. The world is now more connected then ever before with social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube.