“It’s beautiful, it’s just raw, constantly changing beauty pouring by around you,” he says. “And it’s instructional, you learn so much about the world.”
Astronauts go through years of training and according to Hadfield when you are living on the ISS your time is meticulously scheduled. "But nowhere does it ever say--go look out the window, but you just can't help yourself," Hadfield says.
Editing 45,000 photos down to a reasonable number is obviously no easy task. How did Hadfield go about it?
“I thought if someone was floating next to me at the window of the spaceship what would I want to show them,” he says. “Trying to distill this whole planet down to 150 pictures is crazy. It’s an insult to the world, but it was the best I could do let people actually see what the world looks like.”