Ireland from outer space is truly an amazing jewel

Photo of Ireland taken from space by Canadian Chris Hadfield

With the huge response I got from Irish people, I know that when I go back I will have an entire land of friends to visit. I will be able to go into a pub or knock on any door and I will be welcome. I suppose I can boast that I have a unique perspective on Ireland, seeing it and connecting with it as I did from space on my last mission.

Here's Chris Hadfield's farewell space performance of "Space Oddity":