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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will soon make his third trek beyond Earth’s atmosphere. At 7:12 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Dec. 19, a three-person crew including retired Colonel Hadfield, NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn and Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko will board a Soyuz rocket, and arrive at the International Space Station (ISS) two days later for a five-month stay. And then, in March, the 53-year-old married father of three will step into the ISS commander’s chair. Col. Hadfield spoke to reporter Christopher Guly from the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Russia:
Q: What’s the hardest part about preparing for next month’s space mission?
A: I’ve been an astronaut for 20 years and I’ve been training specifically for this for the last five years, and the hard part is remembering what matters — some key detail that some instructor told me on a boat just off the Port of…
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