TORONTO, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ -
On behalf of the Ontario Science Centre, I extend our congratulations
and deepest thanks to Chris Hadfield.
Since joining the Canadian astronaut corps in 1992, Chris has achieved
many firsts: on his inaugural Space Shuttle flight in 1995 he was the
first Canadian to operate the Canadarm in orbit and became the only
Canadian to board the Russian space station Mir. In 2001, on his second
Space Shuttle flight, he became the first Canadian to go on a spacewalk
when he installed the Canadarm2 on the International Space Station. On
his most recent flight, Chris became the first Canadian to command the
International Space Station, engaged with us daily about the details of
his mission via social media and released the first rock video made in
Through his ground breaking work, Chris has been an explorer and
innovator. He inspired people all around the world, connecting us
all to science in action.
At the Ontario Science Centre, we are proud to be the science centre
Chris visited as a child and deeply appreciate how often he has
returned to inspire our visitors of all ages. Thank you Chris and we
look forward to your next visit!
Image with caption: "Chris Hadfield speaking at the 2010 Weston Youth Innovation Award ceremony at the Ontario Science Centre (CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130611_C7259_PHOTO_EN_27891.jpg
SOURCE: Ontario Science Centre
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Director, Strategic Communications
Ontario Science Centre