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Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield Recreates Photos of the Earth Taken From Space With Simple Objects on Earth

In a recent video by At-Bristol, Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield (previously) discusses photography in space and tries to recreate some views of the Earth from the International Space Station using simple objects like rocks and paper.

Chris Hadfield is the world’s most famous moutachioed astronaut. Join Ross of the Live Science Team as he asks Chris about his experiences on-board the International Space Station, the future of human space exploration, and invites him to re-create some of the famous photos he took in orbit using a variety of textures and macro-photography.

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‘An Astronaut’s Guide to Optimism’, An Inspirational Video Starring Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield

An Astronaut’s Guide to Optimism” is an inspirational video starring Canadian astronaut and author Chris Hadfield (previously) as he shares some reasons to be optimistic about the future. Hadfield also gives detailed data about why life on Earth is better now than it has ever been in the past.

Hadfield is the author of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, a book about the lessons he learned in his career as an astronaut.

Our world is not as bad a place as we often feel it to be. It is easy to look to the future and lament on how far there is left to go, but sometimes it is helpful to stop and reflect on just how far we’ve come.

This New Years, my resolution is to help make our world a better place. What’s yours?

Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield Appears on the Swearnet Show ‘Playing Space With Bubbles’

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield (previously) recently appeared on the Swearnet show Playing Space With Bubbles. Bubbles is a character who has a keen interest in space and kitties created by actor Mike Smith, popularized in the Canadian television show Trailer Park Boys. The two men talk about Bubbles’ dream of becoming a spaceman as Hadfield describes life aboard the International Space Station.

The full episode is available on Swearnet, an online video channel created by the makers of Trailer Park Boys.

Who has the right stuff to play space with Bubbles? Canadian astronaut and Internet legend Col. Chris Hadfield, of course!

Retired Astronaut Chris Hadfield Helps Team Coco Sort Space Reality Versus Space Fiction

Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield presents a series of “true facts” about space and how it relates to fiction set in space in this comedy video from Team Coco. For example, he jokingly offers Space Jam as the most accurate movie about space.

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Chris Hadfield and the Glove and Boots Puppets Sing David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’

On a recent episode of Glove and Boots, Internet puppets Fafa the Groundhog and Mario hilariously sing along with astronaut Chris Hadfield as he performs a cover of “Space Oddity” by David Bowie.

Here is Chris Hadfield’s original acoustic cover created aboard the International Space Station:

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Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield and the Wexford Gleeks Perform ‘Across the Universe’ by The Beatles

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and the Wexford Gleeks perform “Across the Universe” by the Beatles in this video by CBC Music. Previously, we wrote about Hadfield’s amazing performance of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” aboard the International Space Station.

Miles O’Brien Interviews Astronaut Chris Hadfield on PBS News Hour

Miles O’Brien recently interviewed retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield on PBS News Hour, discussing his experience documenting life on the International Space Station. Chris is the author of the new book An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, where he shares stories from his career as an astronaut.

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Chris Hadfield Presents ‘An Astronaut’s Guide to Movember’

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and his well-groomed moustache present “An Astronaut’s Guide to Movember,” a funny video in which Chris pokes fun at his series of “how to” space videos and helps promote the annual Movember event. Chris even has a Movember profile where you can contribute to the campaign.

An Astronaut's Guide to Movember

Chris Hadfield Discusses His ‘Space Oddity’ Video, Dirty Underwear, & ‘Gravity’ With Conan O’Brien

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield appeared on an episode of Conan and discussed his five-month excursion into space and more with Conan O’Brien. Chris touched on the story behind his “Space Oddity” music video, how he disposed of dirty underwear in space, and his thoughts on the underwear that Sandra Bullock wore in her film Gravity.

videos via Team Coco

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An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, A Book About How to Make the Impossible a Reality by Chris Hadfield

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has just released his new book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. It “takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible.” Hardcover, Electronic, and Audiobook editions of the 320 page book are available to purchase online from the Little, Brown and Company (publisher) and Amazon. Chris also released a series of promo videos for his book. Each video shows the International Space Station Commander having troubles with letting go of his space suit and completing simple tasks on Earth.

Through eye-opening, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the mesmerizing wonder of spacewalks, and the measured, calm responses mandated by crises, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement-and happiness. His own extraordinary education in space has taught him some counterintuitive lessons: don’t visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff.

You might never be able to build a robot, pilot a spacecraft, make a music video or perform basic surgery in zero gravity like Col. Hadfield. But his vivid and refreshing insights will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth-especially your own.

Here is Chris’ latest promo video, “An Astronaut’s Guide to the BBQ“:

image and video via Chris Hadfield

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