Social-media savvy astronaut Chris Hadfield brought his love of the Toronto Maple Leafs to new heights when he dropped a puck from the International Space Station at the Leaf’s home opener Monday night.
“I just want to say how proud I am to be the first member of Leaf’s Nation in space and how exciting it is to take part in tonight’s ceremonial puck drop,” Hadfield told cheering fans before the drop.
Well, at least he tried to drop the puck, but he had some trouble because of a lack of gravity. Here’s how it looked:
This isn’t the first time Hadfield has professed his love of the Leafs from space. Earlier in January, he tweeted a photo of himself holding a Toronto Maple Leafs plaque and, on Jan. 19, he tweeted a series of photos of each Canadian city with an NHL franchise in it, ending with this one:
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) January 19, 2013
Since Hadfield launched in December, he has been communicating with his followers on Earth, sharing photos on Twitter, speaking to reporters and taking time to speak with elementary school children in his hometown of Milton, Ont.
In March, Hadfield will become the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station.