Chris Hadfield was born on August 29, 1959 in Sarnia Ontario. His parents are Roger and Eleanor Hadfield. He was raised on a small corn farm in southern Ontario and became interested in flying at a young age. Chris enjoys skiing, writing, running, singing, playing the guitar, and play volleyball. When he was 9 on the day of Apollo moon landing, he had an idea of becoming an astronaut. More over, Chris Had field's favorite hockey team as a child, and even now, is the Toronto Maple Leafs. He also has 3 kids named Kristine, Kyle and Evan.
Chris went to White Oaks Secondary School in Oakville, Ontario until he graduated. Then for high school he went to Milton District High School in 1977. When Chris was 15, he earned a glider pilot scholarship as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and at age 16 he won a powered pilot scholarship. Once he graduated high school, he spent 2 years at Royal Roads Military College.While at college, he received a bachelor'sdegree in Mechanical Engineering in 1982.
Chris Hadfield has many accomplishments. He has a ton of accomplishments having to do with flight training. He's had 2 space flights. STS-74 and STS-100. STS-74 was in November of 1995, and STS-100 was in April of 2001. Additionally, on December 19, 2012 he launched aboard a spacecraft . Chris Hadfield made 3 songs called the I.S.S, Danny boy and Jewel in the night.