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Friday Closing Keynote: Colonel Chris Hadfield

Friday Closing Keynote: Chris Hadfield

Good Morning, Earth: Lessons from the Edge of Space
Friday, January 24, 2014, 1:00–3:00 PM, Halls F&G

"Good morning, Earth." That is how Colonel Chris Hadfield—writing on Twitter—woke up the world every day while living aboard the International Space Station for over five months. Chris' career has truly been out of this world. He served as an engineer, fighter pilot and test pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force, the US Air Force and the US Navy, before being selected as a Canadian astronaut. Chris flew twice on the Space Shuttle, helping to build two different space stations through pioneering means of robotics and spacewalking.

In 2010, NASA announced that Chris would become the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station, leading Expedition 35 after its launch from Kazakhstan in December 2012.

Called "the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong" by the BBC, Chris—now safely back on Earth—continues to share the glory of space travel with everyone he encounters. In this passionate and illuminating talk, you will explore the practical lessons Chris has learned throughout his remarkable career in the areas of leadership, teamwork, collaboration, science and technology.

Gain the motivation to achieve dreams higher than the clouds.