Chris Hadfield Timeline


Chris Hadfield was born in Sarnia Ontario

August 29, 1958

His biggest Inspiration to become an astroanut

July 20, 1969

Apollo 9 Neil Armstrong walked on the moon

Learned to fly airplanes

Approx. May 9, 1973

got scholarships in powered and non-powered planes

Chris married Helene

December 27, 1981

Graduated University with bachelor's degree


Joined Fighter pilots then graduated test pilots

1984 - 1988

Became an astroanaut


First time in space


Was the first Canadian to do a spacewalk

Went to space for the last time

December 19, 2012 - May 13, 2013

Became the first Canadian to command a spaceship, became famous for his videos like Space Oddity and performed many science experiments.

Retired astronaut

July 3, 2013

He is going to be a teacher at University of Waterloo for aviation