VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – It appears social media connects us all, even if we’re in space.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is keeping connection with us here on Earth as he circles the planet aboard the international space station.

He used a laptop yesterday to beam down responses to some of the 2,000 questioned posed by users of social-media website Reddit.

Hadfield said the scariest thing he has seen in space was a large meteor burning up in front of him, which he said sent a shiver up his back as he imagined the rock hurtling toward the station instead.

He also said his favourite thing to do in space is to “simply fly” from one end of the station to the other.