Chris Hadfield decided to become an astronaut at the age of nine when he learned of Neil Armstrong becoming the first person to walk on the moon. He states, "To me it was the most exciting thing in the universe... that people were leaving the planet and walking on another one."
This playlist tells the extraordinary story of Canadian Chris Hadfield, which starts when he was inspired by the Apollo missions as a young boy and ends after his return to Earth from his mission as the first Canadian to command the International Space Station. Told through the mythic structure of “The Hero’s Journey” this playlist is an educational tool for teaching creative writing, mythology and biography.
With Special Thanks to the Joseph Campbell Foundation.
Interview with Chris Hadfield in which he speaks about how self-discipline can help you become whatever you want to be.
Interview with Chris Hadfield in which he speaks about how travels abroad can provide valuable insight to life at home.
Chris describes how he finally decided to move forward on becoming an astronaut and how the Challenger disaster nearly ended his life long dream.
Interview with Chris Hadfield in which he speaks about how, In pursuit of a dream, you must be prepared for the many challenges that await.
Interview with Chris Hadfield in which he speaks about how dreams remain just dreams if you don't seize your opportunities.
Interview with Chris Hadfield in which he describes how he, a former Canadian cold war fighter pilot, helped join together the American and Russian space programs.
Chris describes what it was like to hear the news of the Columbia disaster and how he and his colleagues confronted this terrible event.
Chris Hadfield describes arriving at the ISS and his general activities on board the Space Station, including becoming the first Canadian Commander of the ISS.
Chris Hadfield discusses the many accomplishments during his career as an astronaut and how he hopes to share his experiences in the future.
Chris Hadfield discusses his plans as a retired astronaut and what lies in store for this new stage in his life.