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Chris Hadfield

Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Profession: Astronaut


Why Famous: An engineer and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, he has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station.

He was also the first Canadian to walk in space.

Born: August 29, 1959
Birthplace: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo

Married Life

  • 1981-12-23 Astronaut Chris Hadfield (22) weds high-school girlfriend Helene Walter

Historical Events

  • 2013-05-13 Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield departs the International Space Station to return to Earth

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