Chris Hadfield

You’re In A Spacesuit, Blind. This Astronaut Survived It And Explains What He Did Next

by Elizabeth Howell March 20, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter “There is no problem so bad that you can’t make it worse.” So with that old astronaut principle in mind, what is the best reaction to take when your eyes become blinded while you’re working on the International Space Station, in […]

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Robots And Astronauts Feature In First Glimpse of Canada’s New Space Policy

by Elizabeth Howell February 7, 2014

About six years ago, the Canadarm — Canada’s iconic robotic arm used in space — was almost sold to a company in the United States, along with other space technology from MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates. The Canadian government blocked the sale and swiftly came out with a promise: a space policy to better support Canada’s industry. […]

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Weekly Space Hangout – December 27, 2013: Year in Review & Looking Forward

by Fraser Cain December 27, 2013

Host: Fraser Cain Guests: +Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein), David Dickinson (@Astroguyz), Pamela Gay (@starstryder) Big thanks to Nicole Gugliucci (@noisyastronomer) for doing a wonderful job producing this past year! Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Chris Hadfield Launched Into Space One Year Ago Today

by Elizabeth Howell December 19, 2013

And we have liftoff … for a social media sensation! Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield rocketed into orbit a year ago today (Dec. 19, 2012) accompanied by NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn and Russian cosmonaut  Roman Romanenko. Hadfield was a part of the Expedition 34 crew, then took command of the station during Expedition 35 in early 2013. […]

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Chris Hadfield On Space-y $5 Bill: ‘It Reminds Us That Our Dreams Do Not Have A Limit’

by Elizabeth Howell November 7, 2013

In Canada, “gimme five” could soon have a space connotation. Today the country announced it is preparing to put new polymer $5 bills into circulation that feature Canadian robotics and an astronaut. At the official circulation ceremony near Montreal, Que. was none other than Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who brought unprecedented social media attention to […]

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