Tweeting astronaut returns
To boldly go where one has never gone before: Queen's message to tweeting astronaut
The Queen has sent her "best wishes" to Colonel Christopher Hadfield as he takes over control of the International Space Station today.
Her message read:
– Queen elizabeth II
I am pleased to transmit my personal best wishes, and those of all Canadians, to Colonel Christopher Hadfield as he takes command of the International Space Station on Wednesday.
Our thoughts and best wishes are with him and the entire crew, as are our prayers for an eventual safe return to family, friends and fellow Canadians.
The astronaut has risen to worldwide fame after he began tweeting photographs of Earth from his window in the space station.
See a selection of his recent photographs below:
See more of Colonel Chris Hadfield's photographs here.