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What students are talking about today
1. Space flight isn’t usually enough to impress Gen Y., so it’s encouraging to see ISS and Chris Hadfield trending on Twitter as our guy lifted off for the International Space Station where he’s the first-ever Canadian in charge. The coolest Tweets of the past 24 hours were from @Cmdr_Hadfield himself, particularly those with photos. “It takes these 32 engines to get these 3 humans safely above the air. And that’s just the start,” he wrote along with one incredible shot. He also Tweeted things we maybe didn’t want to know: “Enemas and Barf Bags – the less glamorous side of spaceflight ” Here’s the full pre-liftoff round-up.
2. The Facebook “compliments page” trend is picking up speed. More than 100 schools have a page where people can anonymously compliment one another. It’s compelling to read. The trend has been noticed by everyone from Time to the Zimbabwe Star, but it all started at Queen’s University. Jessica Jonker told Queen’s News Centre why she and her roommates started the project in September: “While it’s common to equate anonymity with negativity and cyber bullying on social media, we wanted to encourage the Queen’s community to share kind words for one another.” The copycat page at the University of British Columbia’s page has 5,100 likes.
Canadian astronaut to embark on doomsday ISS mission
MONTREAL – If next week’s end of the Mayan calendar really does happen to mark the end of the world, look at the bright side: One of the few people to live beyond the apocalypse would be a Canadian.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield is about to leave on a lengthy space mission — and he’s set to skip the planet just in time for the decisive date.
Hadfield will blast off in a Russian space capsule next Wednesday and is scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station on the declared doomsday: Dec. 21.