Hadfield Wears the Right (Russian) Stuff


2011-11-16 - Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield drops in to "Zvezda" in Russia to try on the Sokol space suits and equipment he'll wear for his launch and landing aboard a Soyuz spacecraft during Expedition 34/35. Hadfield will launch in December 2012 for a six-month, long-duration mission on the International Space Station. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

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Chris Hadfield: Good morning. I'm at Zvezda which means Star. It's where they build ejection seats and it's where they build space suits.

I'm in my little change room. I'm going to be trying on all of my space equipment to make sure that I haven't got fat or got too thin and be ready for what we wear all this equipment in the simulators and then wear all this equipment for space flight.