Chris Hadfield's Profile

"The burning fire that made me want to pursue this for my whole life was absolutely turned on by watching the race to the Moon, eventually seeing Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on its surface," said Hadfield, who recalled the exploits of the early US and Soviet space pioneers."

Chris Hadfield: From Humble Roots to Lofty Heights

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Raised on a farm in southern Ontario, astronaut Chris Hadfield has carved out an enviable career for himself as a military aviator, distinguished test pilot and heralded Canadian Space Agency pioneer.

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Official Flying Kit

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Astronauts bring in space a number of items in recognition of the work and dedication of organizations. Here is the list of objects that Chris Hadfield brought on behalf of groups that are of particular significance to him and the Canadian Space Program.

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Mission Crest

This crest commemorates Expedition 34/35, Canada's second long-duration mission on board the International Space Station.

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Top list of must-hear songs

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Canadian folk singer/songwriter Stan Rogers. (Credit: Canapress)

Chris Hadfield has put a lot of music on International Space Station already, directly from his iPad ─ thousands of songs. Here are his favourites and what he has to say about them.

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