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Chris Hadfield: NASA Could Learn a Thing or Two From Roller Coasters

This week, I got to indulge my inner child and try out Alton Towers’ Galactica VR roller coaster ahead of opening. I enjoyed it, though there’s plenty of room for improvement too. Also checking out the theme park’s big new attraction was none other than retired, now-celebrity, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. Read More >>

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Chris Hadfield Explains His View of Earth From Space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield made his name doing space-bound covers of David Bowie, but ever since returning to Earth, he's been doing a stellar job of making us all jealous about his tenure in the ISS. Read More >>

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Chris Hadfield Explains Why We Should be Optimistic in 2015

It feels like everything is going to hell, especially as a seemingly dreadful year comes to an end and winter keeps getting stronger. But, despite the continuous onslaught of bad news flooding media, there are many reasons to be optimistic about the future. Everyone's favourite astronaut Chris Hadfield explains. Read More >>

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Chris Hadfield’s Space Oddity is Back on YouTube at Bowie’s Say-So

Back in 2014, Canadian Chris Hadfield posted a wonderful rendition of David Bowie's Space Oddity to YouTube—though it was later removed because of a lack of permissions. Now, David Bowie has given the go ahead for it to be online once more. Read More >>

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Former Astronaut Chris Hadfield Explains How to Take Photos in Space

Chris Hadfield is known primarily for his internet-friendly personality, his love of David Bowie and being one of the most charismatic commanders aboard the ISS. But he's also an amazing photographer, and he had the opportunity to capture a subject many would die for—outer space. Read More >>

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My Breathtaking Ride From Earth to the International Space Station

The rumble of power just got stronger and more insistent as we heard the countdown in Russian through our headsets and then, "Pusk." Liftoff. Read More >>

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Explains Why The Underwear in Gravity was Unrealistic

It's not the visuals. Awesome astronaut Chris Hadfield told US talk show host Conan that Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity perfectly captured the spectacular beauty of space. This is a man who actually spacewalked, people! We gotta trust his opinion since we'll probably never see space. But one thing that wasn't realistic? Sandra Bullock's underwear. Read More >>

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This Is What Astronauts Use to Poop in Space (Ew. Awesome…Ew.)

So our dear friend Cmdr. Chris Hadfield shared a horrifying piece of trivia this morning: Soyuz astronauts get two enemas before launch. Which is a little uncomfortable, but necessary because, uh, Soyuz restroom looks like this. Read More >>

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Chris Hadfield, Astronaut Extraordinaire, Announces His Retirement

Thanks for all the fish, Chris Hadfield. You made us all care about space after many decades of not caring. Read More >>

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Was Commander Hadfield’s Performance of Space Oddity the Most Expensive Music Video Ever?

Commander Chris Hadfield's cover version of Space Oddity took the internet by storm yesterday, but it got a lot of people thinking: does it amount to the most expensive music video ever made? Read More >>

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Soyuz Capsule Returns Chris Hadfield and Crew Safely Back to Earth

After inspiring all of us on Earth, Commander Chris Hadfield and crew have finally re-joined us here. The Soyuz space capsule landed safely at 10:31 PM EDT in Kazakhstan. Hadfield had spent 144 days on the ISS, 2,336 orbits around the planet and totaled up around 62 million miles. That's a lot of miles! Read More >>

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Your Only Chance to Hear a Space Oddity Cover Recorded in Space

ISS Commander and mustachioed Canadian Chris Hadfield has given us no end of joys during his current five-month stint floating above our blue orb. But perhaps none of them is as touching — and just downright incredible — as his sendoff cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity. Read More >>

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The Photos From Today’s Emergency Spacewalk Are Totally Awe-Inspiring

When astronauts Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn left the ISS today to go fix a leaky ammonia pump all quicklike, everyone's favourite YouTubing Canadian Commander, Chris Hadfield, stayed inside to keep things going there. But, as he is wont to do, he took some seriously awesome shots of the spacewalkers at work. Read More >>

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The Moon Looks Like a Distant Alien World From Up There

That's no moon... No, wait, that is the Moon, ushering in the dawn as the ISS flies over. Being an astronaut must be so damn cool when you get to see this kind of thing every day. Maybe Virgin Galactic will be able to give us a shot at witnessing that kind of thing for ourselves soon. You only need £130,000 a seat. [Chris Hadfield] Read More >>

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Even Wringing a Wet Cloth Is Magical in Space

Astronaut Chris Hadfield continues to make us all insanely jealous of the time he's been spending on the International Space Station, with another video showing what day-to-day life is like orbiting the Earth. Except this time he shows what happens when you wring a soaking wet cloth in zero gravity, and the results are almost magical. Read More >>