Highlights of the milestone Transfer of Command ceremony that made Chris Hadfield the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station. Hadfield will lead Expedition 35 until he returns with his crew mates in mid-May, 2013. Credit: CSA/NASA
Prior to becoming the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield reflects on his life and imparts some sound advice on how a person can achieve their goals. Credit: CSA/NASA
In our last episode, CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield used the force--er, microgravity--to make a peanut butter and honey tortilla that was "not too bad." Now he faces a new challenge: dehydrated spinach. Can Chris harness the resources of the ISS to deal with the persistent issue of dried space greens? The fate of the Commander's diet is decided in the very last seconds, so keep watching to the end!
The International Space Station crews about 3 -- 6 people at a time, but sometimes unwelcome guests appear in the form of fungus and bacteria. To keep the world's largest orbital laboratory clean, Commander Chris Hadfield uses a floating microbial air sampler to test for nasties. Watch until the end to see what he finds! Credit: CSA/NASA
Have you done any space walks? If so, what was it like?
I was Canada's first spacewalker, doing two to help build the mighty Canadarm2 robot onto ISS. It was the most magnificent experience of my life. Alone in a 1-person spaceship (my suit), just holding on with my one hand, with the bottomless black universe on my left and the World pouring by in technicolor on my right. I highly recommend it.