After five months in space and two as commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield is returning to Earth. Here's a look back at some of the many memorable moments of Hadfield's time in space.
Expedition 34 Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency (left), Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko (center) and NASA Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn (right) are scheduled to dock with the International Space Station from the Soyuz NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn does a flip in zero-g after arriving at the International Space Station Dec. 21. He, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield had just docked aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to join A close-up of the cosmic guitar pick to be used by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield during his Expedition 35 mission to the International Space Station in late 2012 and early 2013. The pick resembles Hadfield's Expedition 35 mission patch. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has teamed up with Barenaked Ladies on a new song titled I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing). Hadfield, seen at left, performed his part from space, while the Ladies, led by Ed Robertson, right, played from Toronto. Astronaut Chris Hadfield's tweeting and guitar-strumming from orbit make him a popular draw with worldwide audiences. On Jan. 3, 2013, Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency started tweeting with William Shatner, "Captain Kirk" of the original Star trek series, and with other Star Trek cast members, plus one very famous real spaceflyer. Taken by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield from the International Space Station, this photo shows the path of the inaugural parade on Jan. 21. Astronaut Chris Hadfield speaks to students at Chief Peguis High in Winnipeg over radio contact from space on Wednesday. The International Space Station's Expedition 34 crew pose for a team portrait with sunglasses. Pictured on the front row are NASA astronaut Kevin Ford (right), commander; and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield, flight engineer. Pict Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield (left) accepts command of the International Space Station from NASA astronaut and out-going station commander Kevin Ford, March 13, 2013. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield floats inside the International Space Station clad all in green for St. Patrick's Day on March 17, 2013. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, Expedition 35 commander, shows the six Easter eggs he packed for his six-man International Space Station crew in a photo posted to Twitter on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shows what spinach in space looks like when it is still dehydrated (right) and ready to eat after rehydration (left) in a space cooking lesson during his Expedition 35 mission in March 2013. Chris Hadfield's grand April Fools' Day finale shows him posing with an alien that just stopped by the station to say hi. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shows just what happens to a wet washcloth in space when you wring it out without the help of gravity. The result: a "tube" of water. Hadfield demonstrated the phenomenon as part of a student experiment on Apri Astronaut Chris Hadfield's broadcasts from the International Space Station have helped connect music and science. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, Expedition 35 commander, poses in his Russian Sokol spacesuit while preparing for a May 13, 2013 landing on a Soyuz spacecraft.