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Chris Hadfield: What I learned from going blind in space

Col. Chris Hadfield is a phenomenal storyteller. This week, at TED 2014 in Vancouver, he spoke about what he learned about fear when he went blind in space. The video of his presentation is a must watch… unless you’re really, really scared of spiders!

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Success is feeling good about the work you do throughout the long, unheralded journey that may or may not wind up at the launch pad. You can’t view training solely as a stepping stone to something loftier. It’s got to be an end in itself.
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Col. Chris Hadfield, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

This book is FASCINATING, and so packed with smart ideas about how we should think about work and define success. Hadfield’s career is a great illustration of how “work hard and become really good at what you do” is a better path to finding a job you love than the old “follow your passion” trope. Oh, and it has space travel too. 

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Why, yes, I do spend my self-assigned lunch break watching YouTube videos.

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Space Oddity - Col. Chris Hadfield

Last chance to see this epic Bowie cover from the International Space Station. They only had permission to post it for a year and it’s coming down today.  

Hats off to Chris Hadfield. 

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Happy Launchiversary, Chris!

Two years ago today, Col. Chris Hadfield blasted off with Russia’s Roman Romanenko and NASA’s Tom Marshburn on his third mission to space. During his five-month “World Tour”, he became Canada’s first Commander of the International Space Station and, with his crewmates, conducted over 130 science experiments, which included Canadian science on the human cardiovascular system and radiation, and technologies for medical testing in remote locations.

Listen to Chris reflect on his mission in this video from our archives.