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first_imgA little Co Donegal school is getting a unique view of Ireland – thanks to a Canadian astronaut in outer space.Pupils at Scoil Cholmcille in Cloughfin, Lifford, have been tweeting astronaut Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.Commander Hadfield has just started a five month spell on board a Soyuz spacecraft where he will carry out a number of experiments. And now he has befriended the primary school pupils at Cloughfin, Ballindrait and has even sent them pictures from Ireland and around the globe from space.“During the week we saw photos of volcanoes, rice fields in Japan that were covered in snow and the bush fires in Australia.“We even saw one photo of Dublin Bay taken from space,” explained the pupils.The contact with outer space is being co-ordinated by teacher Fiona Farry.  DONEGAL SCHOOL GOES INTO OUTER SPACE – THANKS TO TWITTER! was last modified: January 14th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:astronautChris HadfieldLiffordScoil Colmcillelast_img read more