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Famed Astronaut Chris Hadfield Lands At The Brain Bar In Budapest

2016.06.03.

The famous Canadian astronaut Chris Austin Hadfield, who was the first Canadian to walk in space, is visiting Budapest in the coming days to deliver a lecture at the Brain Bar Festival. An engineer and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station. Now, he has landed to the capital of Hungary to talk about his vision of the future in a debate about Space vs. Earth.

Brain Bar is Europe’s finest and largest festival on the future. It’s quite different from other events as it is focused on taking technologists to clash with ethicists or philosophers taking on disrupters. After the thoughtful lectures, all is interspersed with music and performance from artists with unique and unpredictable slants on what the future holds.

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Chris Austin Hadfield is  the world’s best-known living astronaut, former commander of International Space Station. The festival is extremely proud to welcome him in the brainy program. The astronaut who was selected to become one of four new Canadian astronauts from a field of 5,330 applicants in June 1992 was raised on a farm in southern Ontario, was inspired as a child when he watched the Apollo 11 Moon landing on TV. He first flew in space aboard STS-74 in November 1995 as a mission specialist. During the mission he visited the Russian space station Mir. In April 2001 he flew again on STS-100 and visited the International Space Station (ISS), where he walked in space and helped to install the Canadarm2.

 

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In December 2012 he flew for a third time aboard Soyuz TMA-07M and joined Expedition 34 on the ISS. He was a member of this expedition until March 2013 when he became the commander of the ISS as part of Expedition 35. He was responsible for a crew of five astronauts and helped to run dozens of scientific experiments dealing with the impact of low gravity on human biology. During the mission he also gained popularity by chronicling life aboard the space station and taking pictures of the earth and posting them through Twitter, Facebook,Google+, and Tumblr to a large following of people around the world. He was a guest on television news and talk shows and gained popularity by playing the International Space Station’s guitar in space.

His mission ended in May 2013 when he returned to earth. Shortly after returning, he announced his retirement, capping a 35-year career as a military pilot and an astronaut. Afret that turning point for him he has choosen the family and ended up the flying career but kept to share his experiences and hold lectures about the wide and endless space. If you are at Buadpest don1t miss to visit his perofrmance at the Brain Bar Buadpest.

For more information visit his page!

 

Via: twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield; wikipedia.com; hungarytoday.hu; chatelaine.com; chrishadfield.ca
Photo: speakers.ca; chrishadfield.ca; facebook.com/brainbarbudapest