November 29, 2011 6:22 am

Rocket Man

Canada’s most accomplished astronaut, Chris Hadfield, knows a thing or two about space. He’s piloted the fastest planes, flown on space shuttle missions and walked in space. Now Chris is training for his biggest challenge yet.

In March 2013, Chris will take command of the International Space Station-making him the first Canadian to ever command a spaceship. From age nine Chris knew he wanted to be an astronaut. Now, at age 52, he’s taking on one of the most important jobs in the space program.

Chris will be part of an elite group of space voyagers that will be living with almost no gravity for six months to study dark matter from the universe.
Chris has been there before. In fact he’s even played his guitar in space.

But this time he is, quite literally, running the ship. Reporter Paul Johnson catches up with Chris at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston to talk with Canada’s “Rocket Man” on the countdown to the mission of a lifetime. 

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