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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Chris Hadfield - First Commonwealth Man to Command Space Station

A Warm Hat Tip to Our Friends at The Monarchist 
A former Royal Canadian Air Force pilot, Colonel Chris Hadfield was the first Canadian to walk in space. Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station.

During the mission as commander of Expedition 35 he gained immense popularity by chronicling life aboard the space station and taking pictures of the earth and posting them through Twitter and Facebook to a large following of people around the world. From his perch in orbit, he was a guest on television news and talk shows and gained immense popularity by playing his guitar in space. His rendition of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” is easily considered to be “one of the best videos of all time,” viewed by more than 16 million people around the globe.

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