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Astronaut Hadfield coming to Kamloops
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is next up in the TRU President's Lecture Series.
The man who turned his gig as commander of the International Space Station into his own personal public classroom will be speaking on An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, the title of his book published earlier this year.
Hadfield will speak on Friday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Grand Hall.
Admission is free.
Overflow space will be provided in the Campus Activity Centre to watch via live telecast as Hadfield speaks.
In 1992, the Sarnia, Ont., born man was one of four applicants out of 5,330 to be chosen to join the Canadian Space Agency.
Hadfield retired from the agency in July.
Along the way, he has received the NASA Exceptional Service medal, the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, been inducted into the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame and been commemorated on silver and gold coins marking his 2006 spacewalk to install the Canadarm 2 on the space station.
His speech will also be simulcast to the university's Williams Lake campus.