Astronaut sends his regards to Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw, Sask. got a shoutout Thursday from a distant friend — astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield tweeted out this photo of Moose Jaw, Sask., on Thursday. Hadfield is the commander of the International Space Station. (Chris Hadfield via Twitter)

Moose Jaw, Sask. got a shoutout Thursday from a distant friend — astronaut Chris Hadfield.

Hadfield, the Canadian commander of the International Space Station who has become a social media sensation thanks to his tweets from above, sent out a photo showing the Friendly City from space.

The image shows the city, virtually all black, surrounded by a white network of grid roads and highways. The runway of 15 Wing military base is visible, as is the dark line of the Moose Jaw River snaking up from the south.

Many of Canada's military flyers have received basic jet training at 15 Wing, including Hadfield.

According to his official biography, he took honours in 1983 as the overall top graduate.

"Moose Jaw, SK, and the airport where I truly learned how to fly. Home of the renowned RCAF Snowbirds aerobatic team," his tweet said.

Hadfield has previously tweeted out photos of Regina, Saskatoon and other Saskatchewan areas.