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Chris Hadfield Is Proof of the Power of Sci-Fi

The astronaut says his career is evidence of science fiction's influence on real-life space travel.

For many of his fans, Chris Hadfield has made space feel more closer to Earth than ever.

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Here’s Astronaut Scott Kelly’s Space Station Playlist. What Would Yours Be?

Like a science-themed version of the hypothetical "desert island playlist."

Astronaut Scott Kelly, who broke the record for being the US citizen who's spent the most time in space, recently shared the music playlist that he listens to as a method for keeping himself company out there in the black. Kelly spoke to Spotify, where his playlist is hosted, to share his thoughts on how the songs helped him keep his wits about him.

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Chris Hadfield Recorded an Out of this World Album in Space

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

Somewhere amongst all the science, zero gravity floating, being a general awesome guy, and capturing the hearts of millions worldwide, astronaut Chris Hadfield found the time to record an entire album in space.

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The Mary Sue Exclusive Premiere: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy Book Trailer!


Guys, our very own Sam Maggs has written an incredible book (heck, it's already Margaret Atwood-approved!) and we're so excited to be debuting the trailer on the site today.

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Nat Geo Announces Awesome Guests, 4/20 Premiere Date for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Late-Night Talk Show

Way to know a very specific segment of Cosmos' audience, guys.

he National Geographic Channel announced this morning that Neil deGrasse Tyson's highly anticipated late-night talk show will premiere Monday, April 20th at 11 pm and feature George Takei, Christopher Nolan, retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, producer Norman Lear, Jimmy Carter and Richard Dawkins as guests (where my ladies at, yo?). Bill Nye is set to make a weekly appearance.

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I’m Not Crying Over Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s Guide to Optimism Video, You Are

I would follow that man into hell.

I won't mince words, friends: 2014 sure felt like a pretty crappy year at times. But as our favorite David Bowie-covering space Canadian tells us in this video, there's a lot of stuff that the human race has been doing pretty well lately, like sending cameras into space and eradicating diseases. (Yeah! Suck it, Rinderpest!) Rather then get caught up in all the terrible things this year brought us, let's keep moving forward and making the world a better place.

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This Site Visualizes the Wind Around the World

Now do ones for Fire, Water, Earth, and Heart, and we can form Captain Planet.

Ever wanted to see a real-time visualization of the air currents anywhere on Earth? Well now you can. This tool hosted at lets you pan and zoom around a virtual globe and overlay animations of wind at different heights, or even switch to view ocean currents instead. It's kind of hypnotic.

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Chris and Dave Hadfield Made “The Most Canadian Music Video Ever” To Celebrate Canada Day

Needs more French.

Not all our readers will appreciate the significance of July 1st, but for those of you who do, I salute you!

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Chris Hadfield Still Amazing, Performs Lou Reed’s “Satellite of Love”

"Satellite of Love" is what we called the ISS when Hadfield was aboard.

Despite racking up over 22 million views, Chris Hadfield's space-shot cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" was recently taken off the internet due to licensing. To make up for this travesty, Hadfield performed a special cover of Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love" for the CBC. Will this guy ever stop being the actual best?

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Today’s Your Last Chance to Legally Watch Chris Hadfield’s “Space Oddity” Cover

And there's nothing we can do.

Back when Chris Hadfield first uploaded his "Space Oddity" cover to YouTube, he made sure to get express permission from David Bowie, because he's a swell guy like that. Unfortunately, that permission has run out today, so over 22 million views later, Major Tom's circuits are finally going dead.

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Twitter Got a Tool to Look up First Tweets for Its Birthday, We’ve Got Some Famous Ones for You

Let the embarrassment commence.

You're probably going to get a walk down memory lane in your Twitter feed today, because Twitter now has a tool to instantly pull up anyone and everyone's first tweet for its 8th birthday tomorrow. So, what did some of our favorite Twitter personalities have to say in their first 140 characters?

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Watch Chris Hadfield’s TED Talk About the Time He Went Blind in Space, Then Be Glad You’re on Earth

Just in case you didn't think space was terrifying enough.

Our favorite Canadian astronaut/rock star Chris Hadfield gave a TED Talk this month in Vancouver where he recounted the time he went blind in space, and spoke about how scary and dangerous being an astronaut really is. It's fascinating, informative, and a little terrifying.

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Let Chris Hadfield Tell You Which Space Movie Is Most Accurate and Other Absolutely True Space Facts [Video]

Space Fact #1: Chris Hadfield is the best.

Retired astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield is pretty much the greatest, and now he and Team Coco are using his vast body of astronaut knowledge to clear up any misconceptions people may have about space. And also mustaches. Space and mustaches, and the relationship thereof, which Hadfield is an expert on.

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How Do You Make Chris Hadfield’s “Space Oddity” Cover Better? By Adding Puppets [Video]

The important thing to remember is that we are ALL Ground Control.

Mario and Fafa of the popular YouTube series "Glove and Boots" wanted to sing with Commander Chris Hadfield in space, so they did the next best thing: tape over that time Chris Hadfield did it himself last year and add some kickin' harmonies. Of course, we should point out that Mario and Fafa also happen to be puppets. That's probably important.

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Nothing Can Make Us Stop Playing with This Chris Hadfield Paper Doll

You can't stop our space/rock & roll adventures.

If you have scissors, a printer, and nothing to do for a while, you can print out this paper doll of astronaut Chris Hadfield and have space adventures on your desk. The doll was designed by Cloe Ashton and is available from Mad Art Lab. It features a spacesuit or a more casual look. You can also just have Hadfield in his underwear and cowboy hat.

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Youtube’s Top Ten List of “Geek Videos” for 2013 Is Much Better Than Their Other Lists

There aren't even any foxes or anything!

You've seen the 2013 Top Ten List of overall videos by now, we're guessing, and if you're like us then you found them a bit lacking in stuff like Chris Hadfield singing in space or giant terrifying cheetah robots. Well, never fear! Youtube's weird obsession with "geeks" paid off for us with this awesome Top Ten Trending list.

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Chris Hadfield Keeps Being the Best, Covers “Across the Universe” With the Wexford Gleeks

They tumble blindly as they make their way across the internet.

Canadian astronaut, musician, and our collective geek crush Chris Hadfield appeared on CBC News Toronto recently, and part of his appearance was a performance of the Beatles classic "Across the Universe" with the Wexford Gleeks. The choir tries to force some Christmas music into it to fit with a "Sounds of the Season" theme, but enjoy it anyway.

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Chris Hadfield Is Going To Be In The National Ballet’s Performance Of “The Nutcracker”

Just when you thought Hadfield couldn't be any more awesome...

Internet hero and all-around inspiring dude Chris Hadfield has already commanded the International Space Station, written a book, and captured the imaginations of people around the world. Naturally, the next item on his to-do list was to become a professional ballerina - and the National Ballet is giving him his chance.

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Chris Hadfield Spoke About Gravity and Sandra Bullock’s Underwear on Conan

Can Hadfield have his own talk show please?

Commander Chris Hadfield was on Conan last night! Besides talking about his new book An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, the two also discussed the film Gravity, Sandra Bullock's underwear, and how Hadfield's incredible "Space Oddity" video almost didn't happen.

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Here’s A Little Girl Dressed Up As Chris Hadfield…For Science


Houston, we have adorable. Col. Chris Hadfield announced an astronaut Halloween costume contest on his twitter earlier this week, and the response has been a lot of pictures of little ones sporting his signature mustache. I don't know if it's the bare feet or the fact that she's obviously mid-gesture, but this one takes the cake. For cuteness! For science! Huzzah!

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