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Chris Hadfield

First Canadian to Walk in Space; Retired Astronaut & Former Commander of the International Space Station

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Chris Hadfield Biography

Chris Hadfield is a Canadian retired astronaut, engineer, and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot. The first Canadian to walk in space, Hadfield has flown two Space Shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station.

Hadfield, who was raised on a farm in southern Ontario, was inspired as a child when he watched the Apollo 11 Moon landing on TV. He attended high school in Oakville and Milton and earned his glider pilot license as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces and earned an engineering degree at Royal Military College. While in the military he learned to fly various types of aircraft and eventually became a test pilot and flew several experimental planes. As part of an exchange program with the United States Navy and United States Air Force, he obtained a master's degree in aviation systems at the University of Tennessee Space Institute.

In 1992, he was accepted into the Canadian astronaut program by the Canadian Space Agency. 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. 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 on various social media platforms 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.

Hadfield’s many awards include receiving the Order of Canada, the Meritorious Service Cross, and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. He was named the Top Test Pilot in both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy and has been inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. He is also an author of books including the internationally bestselling "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth" and "You Are Here." He has been commemorated on Canadian postage stamps, Royal Canadian Mint coins, and on Canada’s five-dollar bill (along with fellow astronauts Steve MacLean and Dave Williams).

Speaking Topics
  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (presentation around his book titled the same)

  • Leadership: From the Calm Into the Storm

  • Aim to Be a Zero

  • Managing Complexity and Change

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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

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    Speaking fees for Chris Hadfield, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Chris Hadfield charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chris Hadfield, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Hadfield for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Hadfield for your next private or corporate function.
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First Canadian to Walk in Space; Retired Astronaut & Former Commander of the International Space Station

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Chris Hadfield Biography

Chris Hadfield is a Canadian retired astronaut, engineer, and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot. The first Canadian to walk in space, Hadfield has flown two Space Shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station.

Hadfield, who was raised on a farm in southern Ontario, was inspired as a child when he watched the Apollo 11 Moon landing on TV. He attended high school in Oakville and Milton and earned his glider pilot license as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces and earned an engineering degree at Royal Military College. While in the military he learned to fly various types of aircraft and eventually became a test pilot and flew several experimental planes. As part of an exchange program with the United States Navy and United States Air Force, he obtained a master's degree in aviation systems at the University of Tennessee Space Institute.

In 1992, he was accepted into the Canadian astronaut program by the Canadian Space Agency. 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. 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 on various social media platforms 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.

Hadfield’s many awards include receiving the Order of Canada, the Meritorious Service Cross, and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. He was named the Top Test Pilot in both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy and has been inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. He is also an author of books including the internationally bestselling "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth" and "You Are Here." He has been commemorated on Canadian postage stamps, Royal Canadian Mint coins, and on Canada’s five-dollar bill (along with fellow astronauts Steve MacLean and Dave Williams).

Chris Hadfield Speaking Topics

  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (presentation around his book titled the same)

  • Leadership: From the Calm Into the Storm

  • Aim to Be a Zero

  • Managing Complexity and Change

Chris Hadfield Videos

  • Astronaut Chris Hadfield on 13 Moments That Changed His Life | WIRED
    Astronaut Chris Hadfield reflects on 13 important moments from his life and career, from learning to fly to being blinded temporarily in space to...
  • Why now is such a cool time to be alive | Chris Hadfield
    What does it take to be chosen by NASA to fly to space? Astronaut Chris Hadfield explains the path to becoming a space-farer and what you can do...
  • Chris Hadfield at CWSF Keynote singing I.S.S. and A Space Oddity
    Cmdr. Chris Hadfield performing his I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing) and A Space Oddity, during his keynote at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Montreal...

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  • How to book Chris Hadfield?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chris Hadfield for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Chris Hadfield, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Chris Hadfield or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chris Hadfield?

    Speaking fees for Chris Hadfield, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Chris Hadfield charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chris Hadfield, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Chris Hadfield?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Hadfield for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Hadfield for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Chris Hadfield or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chris Hadfield or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Chris Hadfield is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (presentation around his book titled the same), Leadership: From the Calm Into the Storm, Aim to Be a Zero and Managing Complexity and Change. The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Hadfield for your event is available upon request. Chris Hadfield generally travels from TorontoCanada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Mayim Bialik, Peggy Whitson, Robert Herjavec and Leland Melvin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Hadfield for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Chris Hadfield Speaking Topics

  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (presentation around his book titled the same)

  • Leadership: From the Calm Into the Storm

  • Aim to Be a Zero

  • Managing Complexity and Change

Chris Hadfield Speaker Videos

  • Astronaut Chris Hadfield on 13 Moments That Changed His Life | WIRED
    Astronaut Chris Hadfield reflects on 13 important moments from his life and career, from learning to fly to being blinded temporarily in space to recording his famous cover of David Bowie's "Space...
    Why now is such a cool time to be alive | Chris Hadfield
    What does it take to be chosen by NASA to fly to space? Astronaut Chris Hadfield explains the path to becoming a space-farer and what you can do with all the knowledge you gain once your flying...
  • Chris Hadfield at CWSF Keynote singing I.S.S. and A Space Oddity
    Cmdr. Chris Hadfield performing his I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing) and A Space Oddity, during his keynote at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Montreal at McGill University.
    What I learned from going blind in space | Chris Hadfield
    There's an astronaut saying: In space, "there is no problem so bad that you can't make it worse." So how do you deal with the complexity, the sheer pressure, of dealing with dangerous and scary...
  • Chris Hadfield's Mission Reflections
    2013-05-12 - With a breathtaking view of our planet around him, CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield reflects upon his mission, his upcoming return to Earth and his connection with the public. Canada's first...
    Chris Hadfield demonstrates how astronauts wash their hands in zero-g
    2013-01-30 - During a video link with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, who was accompanied with 200 grade school students from Ottawa, CSA Astronaut...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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