01/03/2013 05:21 EST

William Shatner, Astronaut Chris Hadfield Have Brief Twitter Exchange

FILE - In this April 1, 2012 file photo, William Shatner hosts the Juno Awards in Ottawa, Ontario. A publicist for the actor tells The Virginian-Pilot the former commander of the fictional starship Enterprise on TV's

William Shatner, one of the first Canadians to boldly go where no one has gone before, had a brief Twitter chat with astronaut Chris Hadfield, a fellow countryman, who is currently on board the International Space Station.

Hadfield, who went into space in late December, has been tweeting photos of various landscapes from orbit, answering questions and doing other astronaut-like things, such as performing experiments to make fluids behave as solids. Shatner tweeted at the astronaut on Thursday afternoon.

Hadfield responded a few hours later.

Hadfield also found the time to tweet to CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge.

We think this tweet sums up just how awesome this whole experience is.

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