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Page 12 and Chris Hadfield

December 21st, 2012

There’s a new page posted, and thanks to my amazing web developer David, I have an RSS feed in place for you to follow the comic as it’s updated.

In real-life space exploration news, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield blasted off toward the International Space Station yesterday. When Hadfield arrives at the ISS, he will become the first Canadian to serve as commander of the station. He has previously flown two NASA space shuttle missions, becoming the first Canadian aboard the former Soviet space station Mir in 1995. In 2001 he installed and operated the ISS’s new Canadarm 2 robotic arm and became the first Canadian to walk in space.

Following his 1995 flight to Mir, the city of Sarnia, Ontario (his hometown) held a large reception for Chris Hadfield honouring his achievements in space and renamed the local airport in his honour. I was at that ceremony as a kid, and Hadfield spoke about his experiences of spaceflight and training and I was mezmerized. That day ended up being hugely influential and I’ve always considered Hadfield as one of my personal heroes.

I'm the one on the left, holding the newspaper and gloves.

I have more pictures of him at my tumblr of space images.

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