Chris Hadfield back in Calgary signing his new book.

Canada’s favorite astronaut was back in town last weekend, signing autographs for the release of his new book, “You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes“, featuring his photography from the International Space Station. Also, his first book “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth” has been re-released with a new FAQ section included. ABC (Disney) has picked up the rights of “An Astronaut’s Guide” and supposedly they want to turn it into a sitcom.

I saw Chris last year performing during the Tremendous and Curious World of Beakerhead, but didn’t realize I could’ve gotten a photo with him in the lobby of the Jack Singer concert hall after the show. I first met Chris way back after his first mission to space station MIR, at the Comox airshow. Funny thing was, when I chatted with him, we both could not remember what year it was that he was there. It had to be either ’95 or ’96. I know I was still in high school and living at my parents’ place in Port Alberni. I have a photo of Chris’s NASA jet which he flew up for the airshow. I was hoping to post that photo here but it’s still back home in Port Alberni. What’s cool about the new book is that Chris included a photo of Comox (on page 157) from the ISS, featuring the Snowbirds flying in formation during spring training at the Comox airport.

Col. Hadfield, you are the best global ambassador Canada has ever had. Keep up the good work, and thanks for signing my books.

Col. Hadfield’s books are pretty much available anywhere books are sold, Indigo, Chapters, Amazon, Costco, etc. For full schedule of event’s and book signing dates, see Col. Hadfield’s website here:

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