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By Tim Sandle     Jan 10, 2013 in Odd News
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, on board the Space Station, received a tweet from William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in Star Trek.
Commander Chris Hadfield arrived at the International Space Station on 21 December for a five-month mission. In early January he received a tweet from fellow Canadian William Shatner.
William Shatner is a Canadian actor, musician, recording artist, author, and film director. He played James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series Star Trek from 1966 to 1969.
Shatner’s tweet asked Commander Hadfield how he was getting on, to which the astronaut replied somewhat humorously: "Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we're detecting signs of life on the surface".
Commander Hadfield has also received [url=http:// t=_blank]tweets from astronaut Buzz Aldrin. The tweets between Hadfield, Shatner and Aldrin can be found on Hadfield’s twitter feed.
Chris Hadfield has been actively tweeting images of Earth to his growing band of followers. Some of these images have been published in the National Post.
Chris Hadfield, raised on a corn farm in southern Ontario, was the first Canadian to walk in space. Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions, STS-74 in 1995 and STS-100 in 2001, and served as capsule communicator for both Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) expeditions.
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