Commander Chris Hadfield
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Astronaut Chris Hadfield wins over fans back on Earth

23 April 2013 Last updated at 14:19 BST

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has been on the International Space Station since December 2012 and in command of the vessel since March. During that time he has built up a loyal fan base back on Earth thanks to his Twitter feed of comments, photos and videos showing what life is like in space.

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