“Good morning, Earth”. That is how Colonel Chris Hadfield - writing on Twitter - woke up the world every day while living aboard the International Space Station for over five months.
During his stay in space, Hadfield became something of an extra-planetary media star. He not only tweeted photos, he tweeted Queen Elizabeth, William Shatner, talked to schoolchildren, strummed his guitar and provided videos about daily life on the station. On his last day on the ISS, he posted his farewell music video online - a reworking of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” - it exploded, garnering millions of views in its first hours alone.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the astronaut has done an “absolutely remarkable job as the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station and has brought the miracle of space travel home to Canadians and to the entire world”. Chris Hadfield has published many books including: “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth”, “You are Here” Around the World in 92 Minutes”, “Postcards from Space” and his recent book for children, “The Darkest Dark”.
Don’t miss an evening with a Canadian icon who is out of this world.
Wednesday, January 18
The Hippodrome Theatre
Friday, January 20
Sunday, January 22
Monday, January 23
The New Wimbledon Theatre