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Chris Hadfield announces His Retirement

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posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 04:47 PM
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NASA astronaut Chris Hadfield has today announces His Retirement stating he wanted to make way for younger Canadian astronauts waiting for their chance , Hadfield shot to fame a earlier this year for his impressive rendition of Bowie's Space Oditty and his stunning pictures of Earth before that .


"I've decided to retire from government service after 35 years of serving our country," said Hadfield, who began his career as an air cadet, progressed to military flying for entities such as NORAD, and then became an astronaut in 1992. He and two crewmates landed aboard a Russian spacecraft May 13 in Kazakhstan on their return trip from the space station.


The three-time spaceflyer said this flight was different, however, as social media allowed him to easily reach audiences on Earth. Hadfield took full advantage of the opportunity. He played several concerts from orbit, recorded more than 140 educational videos, took 45,000 pictures and conducted several press conferences and school chats. He launched Dec. 19 with 21,000 Twitter followers, and reached a million followers a few days ago
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In my opinion Cmdr Hadfield helped reinvigorate the public's interest in space with his pictures and brought in a new crowd through his musical talent and easy going manner



edit on 10-6-2013 by gortex because: edit to edit



jra

posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 06:23 PM
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Originally posted by gortex
NASA astronaut Chris Hadfield...


Minor nitpick, but shouldn't that be CSA astronaut?


Either way, he certainly got a lot of peoples attention with his public outreach while he was up there, which I think is really great.





 
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