Canada Needs a Long-Term Plan for the $300 Billion Space Economy

Chris Hadfield

First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station

Astronaut

Chris Hadfield is referred to as “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong” and is internationally acclaimed for making outer space accessible to millions and for infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness not felt since humanity first walked on the moon. He is a retired Canadian astronaut, engineer, and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot. The first Canadian to walk in space, he has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station. Colonel Hadfield’s many awards include the Order of Canada, the Meritorious Service Cross, and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. He is a mentor of the Creative Destruction Lab’s Space Stream and an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo.

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