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Thursday 6 November 2014

The Colonel

He is small in stature but big in accomplishment. 

Colonel Chris Hadfield visited Charlottetown recently and Rick and I were in the audience. I always wondered what it would be like to be in his presence and to experience his energy even if it was in a huge theatre.

My interest in science led me to follow Hadfield's career for decades, from his selection as a Canadian astronaut to his space flights, space walks, to the International Space Station, ISS, his books, tweets and music. You can say I am a fan.

This is a man of science, engineering, a pilot, a commander of the ISS, a musician, speaker of three languages. He measures risks, prepares for any and all scenarios and then does what looks to be impossible. Chris has not lost touch with the nine year old inside who decided to become a Canadian astronaut when that was not a possibility. He made the decision in 1969 as he watched the first moon landing. Chris lives in the moment but keeps his eyes on the gauges.

It is a good practice for everyone!

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