Astronaut Chris Hadfield has returned to earth. I don't think it's overdoing it to say that Hadfield has made space interesting to a new generation of kids. Sure there have been people in space for a while, but Hadfield's outreach activities have really drawn attention to what's going on up there and made it exciting, interesting and real.
Like so many families we have been watching Hadfield's science videos as he explains how everyday things are done in space and about the science they are carrying out and the robotics they are using.
Somehow space had managed to go from something majorly exciting almost to something where the exciting stuff was history. Now space is back on the map!
Welcome back to earth Chris Hadfield and thankyou for opening up space to a new generation of kids.