Canada’s most renowned astronaut, Colonel Chris Hadfield, will be hitting the road to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon-landing in his “Exploration: Where We’re Going Next” tour.
Hadfield will be in Vancouver on Monday, May 6th, 2019 to speak at The Orpheum.
The tour will see the heavily decorated astronaut, engineer and pilot discussing the history and future of space exploration.
Referred to as “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Colonel Chris Hadfield is a worldwide sensation whose video of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” – seen by over 75 million people online — was called “possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created”, by Bowie himself.
In 1992, Colonel Hadfield was selected as a NASA Mission Specialist, and three years later he was aboard the Shuttle Atlantis, where he helped build the Mir space station. In 2001, on Shuttle Endeavour, Colonel Hadfield performed two spacewalks and in 2013, he became Commander of the International Space Station for six months off the planet.
He has been awarded the Order of Canada, the Meritorious Service Cross, and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. He was named the Top Test Pilot in both the US Air Force and the US Navy, and was inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 1st at 10:00 a.m. through Live Nation.
This is an all ages event.
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Chris Hadfield Vancouver 2019
Location: The Orpheum - 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Admission: $29.50, $45.00, $59.50, $79.50
Time: 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Date: Monday May 6th, 2019