Referred to as “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Colonel Chris Hadfield is a worldwide sensation. His video of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” has been seen by over 75 million people online, and was called “possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created” by Bowie himself.
Colonel Hadfield became a household name as the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station. Having worked more than 30 years for both the Canadian Space Agency and NASA, he is acclaimed for making outer space accessible to millions, and for infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness not felt since humanity first walked on the Moon. Colonel Hadfield continues to bring the marvels of science and space travel to everyone he encounters.
Colonel Hadfield is the author of three internationally bestselling books, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, You Are Here, and his children’s book, The Darkest Dark. Additionally, he released his musical album, Space Sessions: Songs From a Tin Can, in 2015. He is also a featured speaker on Ted.com for his talk, What I Learned from Going Blind in Space.
Currently, Colonel Hadfield is the co-creator and host of the internationally acclaimed BBC series Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?, and the co-host, with actor Will Smith, of the National Geographic series One Strange Rock directed by Darren Aronofsky.