Chris Hadfield is making us love space again.

He tweets, snaps stunning photos, and regularly connects with folks back home as he hurtles around the earth at 28,000 km an hour aboard the International Space Station.

Millions are following his every move. His YouTube videos go viral. The Queen and Captain Kirk send him messages.

CBC’s award-winning series The Nature of Things looks at Hadfield’s mission and our rekindled love for space with the first ever documentary produced while its star subject is in orbit.

Here’s a sneak preview of The Man Who Tweeted Earth:

The Man Who Tweeted Earth will air on Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV. It will feature astronauts past, present and future, scientific collaborators, Hadfield’s secret weapon family member and Mission control staff at the Canadian Space Agency and NASA.

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Monday, April 22, 2013