The urbane spaceman: Chris Hadfield shows his star quality

The astronaut reveals what it‘s like to view the planet from up above and why he’s convinced there will one day be an Irish person in space

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
19th January, 2020
The urbane spaceman: Chris Hadfield shows his star quality
Chris Hadfield: ‘There will be someone from Ireland in space. It’s just a matter of individual initiative and national will’. Picture: Marc O’Sullivan

Colonel Chris Hadfield spent a lifetime preparing to be an astronaut, eventually going to space three times, including a six-month stint on the International Space Station. Yet the very first time he was up in space, it still felt startling beyond belief.

“Nothing had gone to plan. Nothing. Everything had been different than our simulations, either subtly or dramatically, but nothing had happened that was beyond the scope of what we prepared for,” he tells...

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