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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:

videos via Glove and Boots, Chris Hadfield

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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.

via Boing Boing

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

via The Awesomer

Chris Hadfield Explains How Astronauts Pee and Poop on the International Space Station

Imagine if you were halfway done and someone shut off gravity, it would be a mess.

Former Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield explains how astronauts pee and poop aboard the International Space Station during a talk at the Ontario Space Centre. The ISS toilet uses airflow to pull urine and fecal matter inside in lieu of gravity, and then the waste is stored and disposed of.

via Tested

Chris Hadfield To Wear Custom Cowboy Boots as the Calgary Stampede Parade Marshal

Boots

Stampede 101 – get boots to be Marshal for the parade. I love how these turned out! They have that new boot smell.

Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield will be marching as the marshal in the Calgary Stampede Parade on July 5th in a fancy new pair of custom cowboy boots (complete with a Canadian maple leaf). Does this make him a space cowboy?

image via Col. Chris Hadfield

Astronaut Chris Hadfield to Retire From the Canadian Space Agency

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has announced that he will be retiring from the Canadian Space Agency effective on July 3rd, 2013. Hadfield recently returned from a five-month mission aboard the International Space Station, and has been working in government service for the past 35 years.