If you are on the internet and have not heard of recently retired Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, commander of ISS expedition 35, then I suspect you are using the internet all wrong.
Chris Hadfield has wowed us with spectacularly beautiful images from space, informed us about the minutiae of living in space through his videos and kept in touch with a space-exploration-hungry world via social media (with some help from his son Evan) and even serenaded us with David Bowie's hit, Space Oddity.
Let's reminisce a moment:
Hopefully you all have acquired your copy of his autobiographical book, explaining his journey to become an astronaut which is also full of good advice for general living, An Astronaut's Guide to Life On Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything.
Chris is on a whirlwind book promotion tour at the moment, and we are so lucky to have him as a guest at Scientific American in conjunction with my Read Science! Google Hangout venture. The live-streaming Google Hangout will be held at noon EST Thursday, November 14, 2013. You can see it on SciAm's youtube page, their google plus page or on the EVENT PAGE. If you miss the event, it will be archived on SciAm's youtube and a copy will also be available at our Read Science! youtube page.
We WILL be accepting audience questions, so join us for our live chat with the very down-to-earth man who has brought space so close we can almost touch it!