Great Moments of TED – Chris Hadfield

TEDxBCIT is getting closer… And in the run up to it, we’re posting some of our favourite TED talks of all time.

For your viewing pleasure here is Chris Hadfield – everyone’s favourite Bowie-Guitar-Playing-Photo-Taking-Moustachio’d Canadian astronaut hero.

Here’s his talk “What I learned From Going Blind in Space.” I’m not going to lie, the experience he describes – losing your eyesight on a space walk – is damned terrifying. Lots to learn from watching a Canadian hero talk about the experience of mastering fear.

TEDxBCIT  hits BCIT’s Aerospace campus January 24th. If you don’t get a chance to attend, watch this space in the days after for all of the coverage.

Before turning to journalism, Simon dabbled in many things. He earned an honours degree in political science, and still treats elections as if they’re the playoffs. He nearly started a brewery, and remains a committed beer geek with a well-stocked cellar of vintage brews. He was a cycling activist, who co-founded East Van Bike Polo and once pedalled from Amsterdam to Istanbul. He was (okay, still is) a big ol' nerd who loves pulp film and science fiction. Now, he writes about these things and others. And he's committed to bringing you one fine magazine all year long.

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