Astronaut Chris Hadfield spent six months in space on the international space station from December 2012 to May 2013. In addition to his duties as commander, pilot, and engineer, Hadfield collaborated with his son to recreate David Bowie’s song Space Oddity, which they popularized using social media. Co. Chris Hadfield is also distinguished for an even-keeled spiritualism that blends the complex nuances of scientific thinking with an appreciation for the existential oneness of human kind. Hadfield not only advances scientific discovery and innovation, but he also strives to inform and involve the public in the discussion, funding, and celebration of space exploration.
Hadfield’s website: http://colchrishadfield.tumblr.com/