Chris Hadfield Reflects on his ISS Mission


Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield gathered a remarkable following during his time in space, with his demonstration videos, song recordings, and photographs going viral throughout his five month spaceflight. But ask him what he’s most proud of accomplishing during this mission, and he’ll happily tell you about the amazing science he and his crew accomplished, the last minute EVA they pulled off, and the opportunity to hand off command to his old friend Pavel Vinogradov. Ok, he had a pretty good time doing outreach too, although he attributes his success there to a fortuitous convergence of technological capabilities.

Watch Hadfield’s post-mission interview below. Once again, Hadfield delivers media worth watching.

Just because his mission’s over doesn’t mean the space videos are! Apparently there are still a few gems filmed during Hadfield’s ISS sojourn yet to be released, like this one on recreational activities that only work in space:


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Having wandered into professional writing and editing after a decade in engineering, science, and management, Merryl now enjoys reintegrating the dichotomy by bringing space technology and policy within reach of an interested public. After three years as Space Safety Magazine’s Managing Editor, Merryl semi-retired to Visiting Contributor and manager of the campaign to bring the International Space Station collaboration to the attention of the Nobel Peace Prize committee. She keeps her pencil sharp as Proposal Manager for U.S. government contractor CSRA.

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