Can't stay away [Kid & Farah]
[Farah had been having a pretty good day. She went through the normal routine, but for some reason she was distracted. Stuck with her heads in the clouds all day, which wasn’t unusual for her but nothing like this before. Quickly leaving her dorm room she walked face paced towards Briarcliffe. The cool Summer air gave her tiny goosebumps, and small shivers up the back of her dress. Nights like these were always her favorite. The summer was just beginning and that meant endless possibilities for the future months. She had spent the last four summers in Rosewood, each time better than the last, and she had high hopes for the upcoming one. Farah ran her fingers through her dark hair as she entered the dorms. She wandered a few minutes looking for the right room. Straightening out her dress she knocked on the door a few times, a smile forming on her face.]
Chris Hadfield Announces Plans to Pursue New Professional Challenges
Longueuil, Quebec, June 10, 2013 – Parliamentary Secretary Chris Alexander, on behalf of Christian Paradis Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), took part in an event celebrating Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s return to Canada following his successful five-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Chris Hadfield also used the opportunity to announce his plans to pursue new professional challenges.
This was Chris Hadfield’s third space flight. He was the only Canadian to visit the Russian space station Mir in 1995, the first Canadian to perform a spacewalk when he installed Canadarm2 onto the ISS in 2001.
Chris Hadfield’s crowning achievement was becoming the first Canadian to command the ISS on March 13, 2013. As head of the ISS, he was responsible for maintaining the health and safety of the crew, and for keeping the Space Station productive and functioning properly. Some of these duties included engineering, vehicle safety and the supervision of over 100 science experiments; many with the potential to enhance the quality of our lives here on Earth and further enhance the strength and expertise of the Canadian scientific community.
He also brought the wonders of living and working on the ISS to Earth through Twitter, by sharing videos, and by taking part in educational events with school groups. A skilled communicator, Hadfield reignited global interest and excitement in the final frontier and put Canada’s world-class reputation in Space centre stage.
Mr. Hadfield’s resignation is effective as of July 3, 2013.
Chris Hadfield on Twitter: “To say goodbye to these good people today was much harder than I expected.”
Chris Hadfield’s complete biography.
Photo credits : Chris Hadfield/CSA/almightyjt