Colonel Chris Hadfield teaches students 'how to think like an astronaut'

Posted by ap507 at Nov 12, 2013 11:05 AM |
Former NASA astronaut and social media star to talk at University on Friday 13 December
Colonel Chris Hadfield teaches students 'how to think like an astronaut'

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Canada’s first astronaut to walk in space, Colonel Chris Hadfield - who became an overnight sensation with his stunning space photography and educational ‘how to’ videos - will be visiting the Space Research Centre (SRC) and the National Space Centre on Friday 13 December.

During his visit to the University, Chris will meet a number of students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy who will share their research with him through displays and demonstrations. He will then take part in a Q&A session at the National Space Centre with school and college students from around Leicestershire.

His visit is part of an international book tour for his memoirs, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. The new publication provides an insight into the wisdom he has learnt from spending ‘a lifetime making the impossible a reality’ and teaches us all ‘how to think like an astronaut’.

Chris first flew in space on the Russian Space station MIR and then, in April 2001, made his first visit to the International Space Station (ISS) to install its ‘robot arm’, CanadaArm2. More recently, Chris was flight engineer on ISS expedition 34 and the first Canadian Commander of the ISS on expedition 35 from December 2012 to May 2013. It was during his time on the ISS that Chris captivated the world’s social media by tweeting his breathtaking photographs of the Earth from space.