Chris Hadfield

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About Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. The top graduate of the U.S. Air Force test pilot school in 1988 and U.S. Navy test pilot of the year in 1991, Colonel Hadfield was selected to be an astronaut in 1992. He was CAPCOM for twenty-five shuttle launches and served as Director of NASA Operations in Star City, Russia from 2001-2003, Chief of Robotics at the Johnson Space Center in Houston from 2003-2006, and Chief of International Space Station Operations from 2006-2008. Hadfield served as Commander of the International Space Station where, while conducting a record-setting number of scientific experiments and overseeing an emergency spacewalk, he gained worldwide acclaim for his breathtaking photographs and educational videos about life in space. His music video, a zero gravity version of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' received over 10 million views in its first three days online. Chris Hadfield's book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, sees his lessons learnt in space applied to life on Earth. He is also the author of You Are Here, a book of breathtaking photos taken from space, and The Darkest Dark - his first ever children's picture book.

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World Storytelling Day
You'll love The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield and The Fan Brothers. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
2 years ago
Chris Hadfield
Lovely book of stories, proceeds go to mental health. Makes a fine Christmas gift! bit.ly/38k93V0 pic.twitter.com/blAUVPSj1A
2 years ago
Chris Hadfield and The Fan Brothers
Darker evenings mean it's a perfect time of year for stargazing. Why not read The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield from Macmillan Children's Books.
2 years ago
The final frontier
Space: The final frontier. The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield is amazing! Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
2 years ago
Brilliant
The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield from Macmillan Children's Books is a brilliant book!
2 years ago
UFOs
What do you think is out there?? The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield from Macmillan Children's Books
3 years ago
Reading and Stories...
Get The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield from Macmillan Children's Books 
3 years ago
Get Stuck In...
To this brilliant book, perfect for the holidays! The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield from Macmillan Children's Books
3 years ago