Isaac R.

Calgary, Alberta

Calgary Regional Heritage School Fair

Chris Hadfield: A Space Oddity

My project is a timeline of Chris Hadfield's life.  It starts with him watching Neil Armstong landing on the moon which is the event that made him want to be an astronaut, and follows him to space.



What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

There were many interesting things I learned during my project. One was the fact that the “NeuroArm” can perform brain surgery from city to city. I also learned soon after the fair that he had an agreement with David Bowie that he could only have his cover of A Space Oddity up for one year.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

For me there is one lesson I think is important. It is determination. As a kid Chris Hadfield needed lots of determination because there was no Canadian space agency. Because he had determination from the start, he was able to become ISS commander.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

To compare with Chris Hadfield’s is kind of tough because I find we have almost nothing in common. That is one of the reasons this project was fun. I am just an “ordinary Joe” and he’s done tons of things, but that’s okay.