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12 Highlights of Chris Hadfield's High-Flying Career

Guitar Playing With A View

NASA

Hadfield also played guitar regularly on the station, particularly in the Cupola, a wraparound window view in the station that faces Earth. In orbit during Expedition 34/35 in 2013, Hadfield performed an original song called "I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)" with the Barenaked Ladies' Ed Robertson joining in from Earth. Hadfield's version of "Space Oddity" in orbit also drew accolades from its original creator, David Bowie.

Star Trekkers: The Next Generation

Canadian Space Agency

Hadfield (center) announced his retirement from the Canadian Space Agency and government service on June 10, 2013. His departure July 3 clears the way for the two remaining Canadian astronauts to take their first journeys into space: David Saint-Jacques (left) and Jeremy Hansen. The next Canadian flight is expected to take place no earlier than 2016.

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