The iconic Canadian astronaut will also meet with UAlberta students who designed a satellite now measuring space weather.
Perhaps the most surprising thing to learn about Chris Hadfield is that he’s afraid of heights. This is a guy who has floated in space while helping install Canadarm2 on the International Space Station (ISS) and deliberately thrown powerful fighter jets into a wild, end-over-end tumble as a test pilot, just to figure out how to regain control.
But Hadfield never once let an inconvenient phobia prevent him from chasing his dream. He knew he wanted to be an astronaut at nine years old, the moment he saw the Apollo mission land on the moon, and with single-minded determination, eventually made it happen in landmark fashion as the first Canadian to walk in space in 2001, and the first Canadian to command the ISS in 2013.See Chris Hadfield live
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