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Hadfield Hits Talk Show Circuit
Retired astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield entertained and informed a Hollywood audience on late-night television Monday as he matched veteran host Conan O’Brien joke for joke and double entendre for double entendre during a refreshingly civilized discussion on O’Brien’s show.
O’Brien did a respectful and oddly entertaining interview with Hadfield, who, appearing on Remembrance Day, sported a poppy on his lapel and calmly dealt with questions that played perfectly to the populist astronaut image he has created .
Who knew that astronauts’ dirty laundry incinerated in a capsule ejected to burn up in the atmosphere?
Hadfield is promoting his book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, which just hit the New York Times Bestseller List.
Hadfield talked about his efforts to bring space into the mainstream through his thousands of tweets, photos and videos, culminating with his creditable rendition of David Bowie’s Space Oddity.
Hadfield has an exhausting schedule of lectures, book signings and interviews lined up for the next six months and many of them are in Canada. He will be in Winnipeg, Vancouver and Victoria later this week for book signings.
As mentioned above, Conan O’Brien’s chat with Chris Hadfield was quite well done. Press Here to see an amusing excerpt.
..And the laundry comments. Press Here to see what he had to say about that.
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