Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield Expedition 35 Commander

Education

Ted Talk: Chris Hadfield - What I Learned From Going Blind in Space Video in Story

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Ted Talk: Chris Hadfield

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield delivered a Ted Talk in Vancouver on March 17th, 2014 discussing his experiences.

Canadian Space Agency

Video: Chris Hadfield Announces his Retirement from the Canadian Space Agency

Video: Chris Hadfield Announces his Retirement from the Canadian Space Agency Video in Story

CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield announced his impending retirement during his first visit to CSA headquarters since his return from five-months aboard the International Space Station.


Canadian Space Agency

Chris Hadfield to Leave the Canadian Space Agency

Chris Hadfield to Leave the Canadian Space Agency

During an event at the Canadian Space Agency headquarters today celebrating Chris Hadfield's remarkable 5 month trip aboard the International Space Station Hadfield announced he was the leaving the Canadian Space Agency effective July 3rd to pursue other professional challenges.




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Webcast: Canada Welcomes Home Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Webcast: Canada Welcomes Home Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Chris Alexander, Member of Parliament for Ajax-Pickering, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield will meet with media to discuss Hadfield's five-month mission.


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Chris Hadfield's Post-landing Interview with NASA

Chris Hadfield's Post-landing Interview with NASA Video in Story

During a sit down interview with NASA's Public Affairs Manager Rob Navias, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield reflects on the success and circumstances of his five-month long-duration mission.


Canadian Space Agency

First Post Landing News Conference with Chris Hadfield

First Post Landing News Conference with Chris Hadfield Video in Story

Today Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield answered questions from the media in his first news conference since returning to Earth after his five month long stay aboard the International Space Station.


Canadian Space Agency

CSA to Webcast Chris Hadfield First Post Landing Press Conference (Updated)

CSA to Webcast Chris Hadfield First Post Landing Press Conference (Updated)

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will webcast Chris Hadfield's first news conference tomorrow since his return from his five month stay on the International Space Station. Users will be able to watch the webcast on the CSA web site if the webcast is not overloaded.


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Chris Hadfield and Crewmates Land Safely in Kazakhstan

Chris Hadfield and Crewmates Land Safely in Kazakhstan Video in Story

Three members of the International Space Station Expedition 35 crew including Chris Hadfield undocked from the orbiting space station and returned safely to Earth Monday evening, wrapping up a mission lasting almost five months.


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Chris Hadfield Space Oddity Music Video

Chris Hadfield Space Oddity Music Video Video in Story

Aboard the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has recorded a revised version of David Bowie's famous Space Oddity.


Canadian Space Agency

Canada Appears Unwilling to Pay for Astronaut Access to the Space Station

Canada Appears Unwilling to Pay for Astronaut Access to the Space Station

Today marks the end of one of Canada's astronauts greatest achievements, but also marks the beginning of a long hiatus for Canadian astronauts in space.


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Chris Hadfield to Return to Earth on May 13

Chris Hadfield to Return to Earth on May 13

At approximately 10:31 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 13th Chris Hadfield's long duration stay aboard the International Space Station will have come to an end as he lands near Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan with his fellow astronauts Tom Marshburn and Roman Romanenko.


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Chris Hadfield Leads Thousands in Song On Music Monday

Chris Hadfield Leads Thousands in Song On Music Monday Video in Story

From a vantage point 400 kilometers above the North Atlantic Ocean, Chris Hadfield lead thousands of Canadians in song today. As part of Music Monday, thousands of Canadians joined Commander Hadfield in singing I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing).


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Music Monday Showcase with Chris Hadfield and Students Across the Country

Music Monday Showcase with Chris Hadfield and Students Across the Country

A year in the planning and his last public event before returning Earth, astronaut Chris Hadfield today will sing along with students gathered at the Ontario Science Centre for Music Monday. They will perform Is Somebody Singing (I.S.S.), a song Hadfield co-wrote with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, which was commissioned by the Coalition for Music Education and CBC Music.


Canadian Space Agency

Controlling the ISS

Controlling the ISS Video in Story

How do you control the International Space Station, a ship the size of five hockey rinks? And from where? CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield answers these questions from inside the heart of the matter.


Government of Canada

Canada's New $5 Bill Unveiled In Space

Canada's New $5 Bill Unveiled In Space Video in Story

Canada's new and more secure $5 and $10 polymer bank notes were unveiled today at the Bank of Canada's Ottawa head office, and from aboard the International Space Station. Both of the new notes will begin circulating, at the same time, this November.


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Chris' Kitchen: Dessert in Space

Chris' Kitchen: Dessert in Space Video in Story

Commander Chris Hadfield shares an astronaut's dessert with us. On the menu is floating chocolate pudding cake and coffee--served extra hot! For more about eating in space, see: Eating In Space.


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Water Recycling on the ISS

Water Recycling on the ISS

Water is precious on the International Space Station. CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield demonstrates how the Water Recovery System preserves this resource to make the ISS a self-sustaining environment. Credit: Canadian Space Agency/NASA


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Chris Hadfield's Snapshots from Space

Chris Hadfield's Snapshots from Space Video in Story

Throughout his ISS mission, CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield has been taking some of the most incredible photos of Earth ever seen. In this video, the Station Commander takes us to the best seat in the house to gaze at the visual splendour of the Earth. He shares his techniques and his passion for capturing the fleeting glimpses of our changing world that has galvanized a vast and diverse audience of space-lovers. Credit: Canadian Space Agency/NASA

For more on Chris Hadfield go to SpaceRef's Chris Hadfield website.


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Chris Hadfield Helps Launch NFB Space School

Chris Hadfield Helps Launch NFB Space School Video in Story

Astronaut Chris Hadfield spoke with 150 students from grade 6 to 9 gathered at the Discovery Centre in Halifax today to celebrate the launch of the National Film Board (NFB) Space School.


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Wringing out Water on the ISS - for Science!

Wringing out Water on the ISS - for Science! Video in Story

CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield performed a simple science experiment designed by grade 10 Lockview High School students Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner. The students from Fall River, Nova Scotia won a national science contest held by the Canadian Space Agency with their experiment on surface tension in space using a wet washcloth. Credit: Canadian Space Agency/NASA

Click here to find out more about the experiment.


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Chris Hadfield Talks To Alberta Science Students

Chris Hadfield Talks To Alberta Science Students Video in Story

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency discussed the progress of his mission on the orbital laboratory with students attending a science competition in Edmonton, Alberta during an in-flight event April 9. Hadfield, who is the first Canadian to command the station, is scheduled to return to Earth in mid-May to wrap up a five-month flight aboard the outpost.


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Chris Hadfield on How Astronauts Shave in Space

Chris Hadfield on How Astronauts Shave in Space Video in Story

How do astronauts shave in space? ISS Commander Chris Hadfield demonstrates.


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Chris Hadfield Interview with Radio Canada

Chris Hadfield Interview with Radio Canada Video in Story

Chris Hadfield answers questions in a French interview with Radio Canada which is translated into english.


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Chris Hadfield Demonstrates Microbial Air Sampling on the ISS

Chris Hadfield Demonstrates Microbial Air Sampling on the ISS Video in Story

The International Space Station crews about 3 to 6 people at a time, but sometimes unwelcome guests appear in the form of bacteria. To keep the world's largest orbital laboratory clean, Commander Chris Hadfield uses a floating microbial air sampler to test for nasties. Watch until the end to see what he finds.


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Chris' Kitchen Part Deux: Space Spinach Strikes Back

Chris' Kitchen Part Deux: Space Spinach Strikes Back Video in Story

In our last episode, CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield used the force--er, microgravity--to make a peanut butter and honey tortilla sandwich that was "not too bad." Now he faces a new challenge: dehydrated spinach.


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Prime Minister Stephen Harper Chats With Chris Hadfield

Prime Minister Stephen Harper Chats With Chris Hadfield

Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield discusses life and research aboard the International Space Station with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and students gathered at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.


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Chris Hadfield Assumes Command of the International Space Station

Chris Hadfield Assumes Command of the International Space Station Video in Story

For the first time a Canadian is in command of the International Space Station. Yesterday afternoon Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford of NASA passed command over to to Chris Hadfield during a ceremony.


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Chis Hadfield's Space Kitchen

Chis Hadfield's Space Kitchen Video in Story

While the menu has improved substantially since the early days of space travel there are some adaptations needed in space. Chris Hadfield shows us his kitchen in space and prepares a simple meal and explains why astronauts don't eat bread in space!


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Inspiring: Space Jam of Is Somebody Singing?

Inspiring: Space Jam of Is Somebody Singing? Video in Story

What happens when you get Chris Hadfield, the Wexford Gleeks Choir, Ed Robertson and the Barenaked Ladies together? An inspirational song titled I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing), pun intended.


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Chris Hadfield Chats with William Shatner and Tweetup Participants

Chris Hadfield Chats with William Shatner and Tweetup Participants Video in Story

During a Canadian Space Agency Tweetup participants were able to take part in a call to the International Space Station where they asked questions of Chris Hadfield. Also chatting with Hadfield was Canadian-born actor William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk on the Star Trek television series.


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Chris Hadfield Talks About How ISS Bio-Samples Help Osteoporosis Research

Chris Hadfield Talks About How ISS Bio-Samples Help Osteoporosis Research Video in Story

CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield stores biological samples in the MELFI freezer of the International Space Station (ISS). The samples drawn from the crew of the ISS will be analyzed on the ground to better understand how living in space affects the human body.


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Captain Kirk to chat with Chris Hadfield during CSA Tweetup

Captain Kirk to chat with Chris Hadfield during CSA Tweetup

This Thursday, during a scheduled Tweetup at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Headquarters in St Hubert, Quebec, two space commanders will have a chat over the phone.


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Chris Hadfield Speaks to Students at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Chris Hadfield Speaks to Students at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum Video in Story

Canadian Space Agency astronaut and Expedition 34 Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield discusses the progress of his mission and life and work aboard the International Space Station on Jan. 30 with students gathered at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.


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Chris Hadfield Media Q&A With the CBC

Chris Hadfield Media Q&A With the CBC Video in Story

From his vantage point, more than 200 miles above Earth, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield answers questions from CBC News in Toronto about his time living and working on the International Space Station.


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Chris Hadfield Drops Puck At Maple Leafs Home Opener

Chris Hadfield Drops Puck At Maple Leafs Home Opener Video in Story

Commander Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) drops the puck from the International Space Station for the ceremonial face off at the Leafs Home Opener Monday January 21.


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Chris Hadfield describes BCAT-C1

Chris Hadfield describes BCAT-C1 Video in Story

CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield describes BCAT-C1, a Canadian science mission that is being conducted on the International Space Station (ISS). Its first run began on January 23, 2013. Outcomes of the study might be applied to finding innovative ways to produce plastics or extend the shelf-life of consumer products such as paint, mayonnaise and dressings. Credit: CSA/NASA


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Chris Hadfield Speaks to Students at Chris Hadfield Public School

Chris Hadfield Speaks to Students at Chris Hadfield Public School Video in Story

Aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Chris Hadfield had the opportunity to speak today to over 800 kindergarten to grade 8 students who had assembled at a school named in his honour, Chris Hadfield Public School in Milton, Ontario.


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Chris Hadfield's First Live Media Interview

Chris Hadfield's First Live Media Interview Video in Story

Today Chris Hadfield answered questions from media at the Canadian Space Agency headquarters in St. Hubert. Following along as Chris talks about experience on the International Space Station so far. Oh, and aside from all the cool science he's doing, he did point out that his hockey team, the Leafs, are still undefeated.


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International Space Station Update - January 9, 2013

International Space Station Update - January 9, 2013 Video in Story

The International Space Station update video for Jan. 9, 2013.


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New Year's Message from the International Space Station

New Year's Message from the International Space Station Video in Story

Commander Kevin Ford and Flight Engineers Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn of the International Space Station's Expedition 34 crew send down their best wishes for a happy new year.


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Jewel in the Night - ISS Holiday Music Video from Chris Hadfield

Jewel in the Night - ISS Holiday Music Video from Chris Hadfield Video in Story

Chris Hadfield's first recording from the International Space Station. You can hear the slight buzz of the station's fans in the background.


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Hadfield and Crewmates Welcomed Aboard the International Space Station

Hadfield and Crewmates Welcomed Aboard the International Space Station Video in Story

The Soyuz TMA-07M carrying new Expedition 34 crew members Chris Hadfield, Roman Romanenko and Tom Marshburn docked to the International Space Station's (ISS) at 9:09 a.m. ET on Friday. The hatches between the Soyuz and the ISS were opened at 11:37 a.m. and Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford and Flight Engineers Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin welcomed their new crewmates aboard.


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Chris Hadfield Begins Mission of a Lifetime with Launch to the ISS

Chris Hadfield Begins Mission of a Lifetime with Launch to the ISS Video in Story

At 7:12 a.m. ET this morning the Soyuz TMA-07M rocket with the Expedition 34 crew of Chris Hadfield, Tom Marshburn (USA) and Roman Romanenko (Russia) launched to the International Space Station on Expedition 34 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a historic mission for Hadfield and Canada's space program.


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Chris Hadfield: The Soyuz Experience

Chris Hadfield: The Soyuz Experience Video in Story

CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield describes in vivid detail what it feels like to launch aboard a Soyuz rocket. His appointment with the Soyuz TMA-07M will be held on December 19th at 7:12 a.m. EST


Space Quarterly

The Chris Hadfield Story

The Chris Hadfield Story

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Space Quarterly

Space Quarterly Magazine December Issue Available

Space Quarterly Magazine December Issue Available

The December 2012 edition of Space Quarterly Magazine is now available. Here are the table of contents for the Canadian and U.S. editions.


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Expedition 34/35 Crew Departs Star City

Expedition 34/35 Crew Departs Star City Video in Story

Expedition 34/35 Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko, NASA Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn and Canadian Space Agency Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield participated in traditional ceremonies at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia outside Moscow Dec. 6. Afterward, they departed for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to complete training for their launch to the International Space Station in the Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft Dec. 19.


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 Expedition 34/35 Crew Members Visit Red Square and the Kremlin

Expedition 34/35 Crew Members Visit Red Square and the Kremlin Video in Story

Space Station crew members Chris Hadfield, Roman Romanenko and Tom Marshburn placed flowers at the Kremlin Wall in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, as part of ceremonial activities leading to their launch to the International Space Station on Dec. 19 launch.


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Expedition 34 Undergoes Final Training Before ISS Mission

Expedition 34 Undergoes Final Training Before ISS Mission Video in Story

The crew of Expedition 34 completed their training in Star City on November 27.


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NASA Preflight Interview with Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield

NASA Preflight Interview with Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield Video in Story

NASA has released a lengthy and good preflight interview with Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield who is scheduled for launch to the International Space Station on December 19th. He'll first serve as Expedition 34 flight engineer and then transition to Expedition 35 commander.


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Chris Hadfield Trains at the European Astronaut Centre

Chris Hadfield Trains at the European Astronaut Centre Video in Story

Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield is at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany to train on a Columbus module mock-up. Hadfield will be a part of Expedition 34/35, a long-duration mission on board the International Space Station that launches in December 2012.


MDA

Next Generation Canadarms Unveiled at MacDonald Dettwiler Facility in Brampton

Next Generation Canadarms Unveiled at MacDonald Dettwiler Facility in Brampton

The next generation robotic arms to be used for future space missions were unveiled this morning at the MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates' (MDA) facilities in Brampton, Ontario. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Astronaut Chris Hadfield joined other government, CSA and MDA representatives to make the announcement.


Canadian Space Agency

CSA Invites Young Canadians To Design Space Experiment For Chris Hadfield To Perform on the ISS

CSA Invites Young Canadians To Design Space Experiment For Chris Hadfield To Perform on the ISS

Young Canadians have been invited to design an experiment for Chris Hadfield to perform in space on the International Space Station (ISS). Called the Canadian Science Challenge, it is an effort by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to inspire young people to pursue careers in science and technology.


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An Interview with ISS Expedition 34/35 Flight Engineer/Commander Astronaut Chris Hadfield

An Interview with ISS Expedition 34/35 Flight Engineer/Commander Astronaut Chris Hadfield Video in Story

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is scheduled to launch on a Soyuz on December 5th for the International Space Station for a six month mission. As a member of Expedition 34 he will be a Flight Engineer. During the second half of his mission he will be the space station Commander as part of Expedition 35. This will be the first time a Canadian has taken command of the space station.


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ISS Expedition 34/35 Crew News Conference

ISS Expedition 34/35 Crew News Conference Video in Story

A news conference with the International Space Station crew of Expedition 34/35 consisting of Tom Marshburn (USA), Roman Romanenko (Russia) and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. They are scheduled to launch on a Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan on December 5th.


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Chris Hadfield Prepares for Spacewalks

Chris Hadfield Prepares for Spacewalks Video in Story

CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield and his colleague Tom Marshburn practice a complex spacewalking task in an International Space Station simulator at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. They will be a part of Expedition 34/35, a long-duration mission on board the ISS that launches in December 2012.


International Space Station

Chris Hadfield and Crew Act as Backups For Upcoming Soyuz Launch

Chris Hadfield and Crew Act as Backups For Upcoming Soyuz Launch

Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Chris Hadfield is currently the backup for NASA astronaut Sunita Williams who is scheduled to take off for the International Space Station on a Soyuz spacecraft at 10:40:03 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, July 14.


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Chris Hadfield Signs-off on his final Soyuz Qualification Exam

Chris Hadfield Signs-off on his final Soyuz Qualification Exam Video in Story

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and his crewmates Tom Marshburn and Roman Romanenko suit up for their final Soyuz qualification exam as backups to the crew of Expedition 32/33, who launch July 15. In response to a question from an interviewer, Chris expresses his appreciation of having the opportunity to train and work as an astronaut.


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Preparing for Emergencies on the International Space Station

Preparing for Emergencies on the International Space Station Video in Story

Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Chris Hadfield and his colleagues Roman Romanenko and Tom Marshburn take part in simulated emergencies conducted in an International Space Station (ISS) mock-up at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. They will be a part of Expedition 34/35, a long-duration mission on board the ISS that launches in December 2012.


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Canadian Space Agency Launches Photo Contest with Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Canadian Space Agency Launches Photo Contest with Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Astronaut Chris Hadfiled virtually visited 10 museum and science centre's across Canada yesterday to announce a first of its kind contest in Canada by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The contest called the 'Chris Hadfield World Tour Photo Challenge' is a photo contest for the general public.


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Chris Hadfield to Announce New Photo Contest in a Cross-Country Multi-Site Virtual Tour

Chris Hadfield to Announce New Photo Contest in a Cross-Country Multi-Site Virtual Tour

Expedition 35 Commander Canadian astronaut Hadfield will take time from his training schedule in Russia this Wednesday to participate in the announcement of a new contest. In an internet link up from Star City in Russia with ten locations across Canada, Hadfield will announce a new Photo Contest and take questions from participants.


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Barenaked Ladies Ed Robertson and Astronaut Chris Hadfield to Premier Song in Space

Barenaked Ladies Ed Robertson and Astronaut Chris Hadfield to Premier Song in Space Video in Story

Sharing the adventure of being an astronaut, exploring space and conveying the work he does in space is nothing new to Chris Hadfield. But with the opportunity to spend six months on the International Space Station allows him to expand what he'll do with his time to include some recreational activities. And if that includes doing something no one has dome before on his spare time, then why not.


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SpaceRef Canada Launches Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield Expedition 34/35 Special Feature

SpaceRef Canada Launches Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield Expedition 34/35 Special Feature

Today we are launching a special feature on Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's six month mission to the International Space Station (ISS) scheduled to launch on December 5th. As a member of Expedition 34 he will be Flight Engineer 1 and for Expedition 35 he will become the first Canadian to command the ISS.


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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Trains for ISS Medical Emergencies

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Trains for ISS Medical Emergencies Video in Story

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield and NASA colleague Tom Marshburn train for medical emergencies in an International Space Station (ISS) simulator at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.


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Chris Hadfield: Rocket Man - Canada's Top Astronaut

Chris Hadfield: Rocket Man - Canada's Top Astronaut Video in Story

He's piloted the fastest planes, flown on two space shuttle missions and been the first Canadian to walk in space. Now Chris Hadfield is preparing for the mission of a lifetime. Source: Global's 16x9


Education

Astronaut Chris Hadfield gets Virtual for Education

Astronaut Chris Hadfield gets Virtual for Education Video in Story

Get a first look at the Canadian Space Agency's learning resource being developed for Expedition 34/35. Discover how a 3-D avatar of astronaut Chris Hadfield will teach students about biological life support in a zero-g environment and how attitude control systems are essential for the International Space Station. Coming in Fall 2012. Courtesy the Canadian Space Agency.


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CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield trains in a Soyuz Simulator

CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield trains in a Soyuz Simulator Video in Story

Follow Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield in this short video as he explains Soyuz training in Star City, Russia, during a simulator run with his crewmates, NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn and Russian Space Agency cosmonaut Roman Romanenko.


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NASA In Their Own Words: Chris Hadfield

NASA In Their Own Words: Chris Hadfield Video in Story

A question and answer session with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield who will be the first Canadian to command the International Space Station on Expedition 35 set to launch late this year.


Canadian Space Agency

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Reflects on Space Shuttle Endeavour's Last Flight

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Reflects on Space Shuttle Endeavour's Last Flight

Kennedy Space Center - One day before the Space Shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to launch on her final mission, veteran Canadian astronaut and future commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield reflects on his mission he flew on Endeavour on STS-100.


Canadian Space Agency

Canadarm2 10th Anniversary Q&A with the Canadian Space Agency

Canadarm2 10th Anniversary Q&A with the Canadian Space Agency Video in Story

On the 10th anniversary of the launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on the Space Shuttle Endeavour of Canadarm2, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) President Steve MacLean and veteran astronaut Chris Hadfield reflected and answered questions from the media through a webcast.


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Future Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield gets Social

Future Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield gets Social Comment

After yesterday's announcement that veteran Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield would be flying on a six month long flight and serve as Commander of the International Space Station Hadfield's sons promptly helped him setup a Twitter account and Facebook page, a first for a Canadian astronaut.


Canadian Space Agency

Veteran Astronaut Chris Hadfield Selected as Space Station Expedition 35 Commander

Veteran Astronaut Chris Hadfield Selected as Space Station Expedition 35 Commander Video in Story

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced today at the Canadian Space Agency headquarters that veteran astronaut Chris Hadfield will be Canada's first Commander of the International Space Station and only the second Canadian astronaut to participate in a six month long duration mission aboard the International Space Station. Robert Thirsk was the first Canadian to spend six month on the International Space Station.


Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency to Announce Milestone Astronaut Mission Tomorrow

Canadian Space Agency to Announce Milestone Astronaut Mission Tomorrow

The Canadian Space Agency announced this morning that they will hold a press conference tomorrow to announce an important mission for one of Canada's astronauts. It is expected that the Canadian Space Agency will announce that veteran Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will be introduced as the first Canadian Commander of an expedition to the International Space Station.


NEEMO 14

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Interviewed on his NEEMO Experience Video in Story

From May 10 to 23, 2010 astronaut Chris Hadfield was the commander of the NEEMO 14 mission. NEEMO is NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operations project. In this interview Hadfield discusses the mission aboard the Aquarius habitat, his responsibilites as commander, the challenges of living in an extreme environment, offers insights on how this mission provides valuable insight on space exploration, and descibes his own career path.


Canadian Space Agency Watch

Canadian Veteran Astronaut Chris Hadfield Slotted as Expedition 35 Commander

Canadian Veteran Astronaut Chris Hadfield Slotted as Expedition 35 Commander

Veteran astronaut Chris Hadfield has been apparently slotted in as the International Space Station Expedition 35 Commander according to sources. This is something of a surprise as Canada was not expected to have another long duration stay until 2015. Hadfield becomes the first Canadian to be selected as an Expedition Commander.


Mission Details
Launch: 7:12 a.m. ET, Dec. 19, 2012
Launch Vehicle:
Soyuz TMA-07M
Crew: Chris Hadfield,
Tom Marshburn (USA), Roman Romanenko (Russia)
Landing: May 2013
Chris Hadfield Quick Facts
- Born in Sarnia, 1959.
- Graduate of the Royal Military College and also has a Master of Science in aviation systems from the University of Tennessee.
- Top pilot graduate of the USAF Test Pilot School in 1988. (Yes, Top Gun)
- Takes command of the ISS in March 2013, becoming first Canadian to do so.
- Veteran of two other spaceflights. In 1995 he was on STS-74 which visited the Russian Space Station Mir. In 2000 on STS-100 he flew to the International Space Station as the Space Shuttle Endeavour delivered and installed Canadarm2.
- Speaks and understands Russian and is certified to pilot the Soyuz he is flying on to the ISS. He translated and wrote the current pilot manual for the Soyuz.
Biography
Chris Hadfield NASA Biography
Patches
Expedition 34 Patch

Expedition 35 Patch