Astronaut Chris Hadfield Has Returned To Earth From The International Space Station (PICTURES) (VIDEO)

'Major Tom' Astronaut Returns Safely To Earth From Space Station

One of the most inspirational astronauts ever to command the International Space Station has returned to Earth.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield spent five months aboard the space station.

His frequent Tweets, educational films, beautiful photographs and eye for a viral video have earned Hadfield hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

His final video - a cover of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' complete with zero-gravity music video took the web by storm when it was released earlier this week.

Now Hadfield is back on Earth: his Soyuz capsule landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan with Nasa's Tom Marshburn and Russian Roman Romanenko early on Tuesday morning.

Hadfield said he was happy to be back after his amazing experience 200 miles above the Earth.

Marshburn said that leaving the station was "bittersweet".

Our favourite videos and pictures posted by Hadfield are collected below.

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