Col. Chris Hadfield

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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

Reach for the stars with the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station. Col. Chris Hadfield’s commitment, intelligence, sacrifice and hard work have allowed him to achieve his dreams and taught him some valuable lessons. Col. Hadfield will share extraordinary stories from his life as an astronaut, and help you make the impossible a reality at this stellar event.

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Evening Performance SOLD OUT. An afternoon performance has been added & tickets are now available.

Sunday, October 25. 1:00pm. Arden Theatre.

Sunday, October 25. 7:30pm. Arden Theatre. SOLD OUT

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As a young boy Chris Hadfield quietly began his mission towards becoming an astronaut, learning mechanics on tractors and old cars, flying with his father and brothers every chance he could, enrolling in air cadets and eventually becoming a test pilot flying over 70 types of aircraft. His determination enabled him to close the seemingly unbridgeable gap between being an Ontario farm boy and the first Canadian to walk in space, by making sure that when the opportunity arose, he would be prepared for it.

Col. Hadfield is a pioneer of many historic “firsts”: Canada’s first fully-qualified Space Shuttle crew member, the first Canadian to operate the Canadarm in space, the first Canadian to board a Russian spacecraft as he helped build space station Mir, and in 2013 he was Commander of the International Space Station – the first and only Canadian to ever command a spaceship.

Through his 21-years as an astronaut, three spaceflights and 2,600 orbits of Earth, Col. Chris Hadfield has become a worldwide sensation, harnessing the power of social media to make outer space accessible to millions and infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness. He continues to bring the marvels of science and space travel to everyone he encounters, and we are thrilled to welcome him to St. Albert.

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