In Conversation with Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Chris Hadfield spent nearly five months on the International Space Station.
Credit: NASA

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

Colonel Chris Hadfield is one of the most famous astronauts on Earth. Through the creative use of social media, he’s made space exciting and accessible to new generations of enthusiasts, most notably through his performance of David Bowie’s Space Oddity while on board the International Space Station.

In this interview, I ask Chris about human-machine relations, lessons for the Australian space program and his favourite bit of space junk.


Chris Hadfield is a guest at the Melbourne Writers Festival. Details here.

Alice Gorman does not work for, consult to, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has no relevant affiliations.

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