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Chris Hadfield

Chris HadfieldBorn: 29-Aug-1959
Birthplace: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Astronaut

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: First Canadian to walk in space

Military service: Royal Canadian Air Force (1978-)

Flew aboard shuttle missions STS-74 and STS-100, and three subsequent missions to the International Space Station launched from various Soyuz craft: Expedition 34, Expedition 35, and Soyuz TMA-07M. In 2001, he became the first Canadian to walk in space. He also issued the first song recorded in space, Jewel in the Night, Christmas Eve 2012. But he may be most remembered for achieving permanent cult status after the release in 2013 of a well-edited recording of David Bowie's Space Oddity, performed by Hadfield on the International Space Station.

Father: Roger Hadfield
Mother: Eleanor
Wife: Helene Walter (m. 23-Dec-1981, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Evan
Daughter: Kristin
Son: Kyle

    High School: White Oaks Secondary School, Oakville, Ontario (transferred)
    High School: Milton District High School, Milton, Ontario (1978)
    Military College: Royal Roads Military College
    Military College: BS Mechanical Engineering, Royal Military College (1982)
    University: MS Aviation Systems, Space Institute, University of Tennessee (1993)

    Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute
    Society of Experimental Test Pilots
    Order of Ontario 1996
    Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame 2005



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