Space Oddity: The breathtaking best of YouTube and Twitter astronaut sensation Chris Hadfield

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield became a social media star when he brought out-of-this-earth experiences and images to anyone with an internet connection during his five months aboard the International Space station. The 53-year-old's Twitter following grew from around 20,000 almost one million while his Facebook fans reached 330,000 before his bump back down to earth in Kazakhstan on 13 May. We take a look at some of the highlights.

Taking David Bowie's Space Oddity to its rightful place, an outstanding rendition of the song by Hadfield straight from space - wow!

Have you ever wondered what happens when you try to wring out a soaking wet dishcloth in space? We bet you're wondering now.

Hadfield discusses the social media impact of his contributions from space.

The astronauts aboard the ISStake part in the first ever Google+ Hangout from space - that's a pretty cool sentence to claim for Google.

Back with a bump: Hadfield returns to Earth with a now captivated global audience.

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