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Chris Hadfield

In 2013, the moustachioed Canadian Astronaut, Col. Chris Hadfield, captivated the world from the International Space Station (ISS). Read More

As he worked, Astronaut Hadfield documented his journey and daily life as an astronaut on the space station with social media. He shared breathtaking photos on Twitter and Tumblr. Have you ever wondered how astronauts sleep or whether it’s possible to cry in space? Chris Hadfield used videos to answer these questions and many other queries regarding space science.

Proving to be as much a talented musician as he is a brilliant aviator and engineer, he charmed his fans with a number of memorable musical performances. 22 million people have watched his famous cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity", which he filmed to mark his departure from his final mission. According to NASA, Chris Hadfield's video was the first music video made in space. His musical performances are that much more impressive when we consider that he had to learn how to speak and sing with a weightless tongue!

Chris Hadfield is a Canadian icon. He's proud of where he comes from and he's passionate about his work. He's humble and charming because that's how Canadians are raised. With his feet firmly planted on Earth now, he works tirelessly to inspire young people to do what they love (especially, if it's space-related) and to be fascinated by the world around them. Occasionally, he's been known to dabble in some music and play a tune for his friends and family.

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Saturday, October 24
 

13:00