Chris Hadfield - STEMFest in Space space suit

Mars Missions

Chris Hadfield

The first Canadian to walk in space

More about Chris:

CHRIS HADFIELD is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. The top graduate of the U.S. Air Force test pilot school in 1988 and U.S. Navy test pilot of the year in 1991, Colonel Hadfield was CAPCOM for 25 shuttle missions and NASA’s Director of Operations in Russia.

Hadfield served as Commander of the International Space Station where, while conducting a record-setting number of scientific experiments and overseeing an emergency spacewalk, he gained worldwide acclaim for his breathtaking photographs and educational videos about life in space.

His music video, a zero-gravity version of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’, has nearly 50 million views, and his TED talk on fear has been viewed over 10 million times. He helped create and judge the BBC TV series Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?, and has a MasterClass on exploration.

Chris Hadfield’s books An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, You Are Here and The Darkest Dark have been bestsellers all around the world. Chris’ latest novel The Apollo Murders is an exceptional Cold War thriller from the dark heart of the Space Race.

Follow Chris on twitter @Cmdr_Hadfield


Brief description of session:

Mars has fascinated humans for many, many years. Find out a little more about various missions to Mars and hear from 3 times Canadian Astronaut and ex commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield as he discusses the red planet, his experiences in space and the qualities needed to be an astronaut, and his fascinating new book “The Apollo Murders”