Col. Chris Hadfield on the impact of the Apollo 11 moon mission
Col. Chris Hadfield on the impact of the Apollo 11 moon mission Col. Chris Hadfield on the impact of the Apollo 11 moon missionWhat those famous words I’m now joined by retired, Canadian astronaut, Colonel Chris Hadfield – he joins me from kiruna Ontario good afternoon to you. We got a few minutes for this chat. We could go all day but talk to me about the significance of this day formed. Then we never learned in the previous hundred thousand years we learned and inspired a huge change in human expectation of what we could do. There were more phds per capita in the United it’s in the China years after Apollo than any time before an anytime sense, and it was huge for this little Canadian boy because 50 years ago today, as a result of what I saw on television right here, I Decided to try and turn myself into an asteroid. I got it continued on that path. Cuz, you’ve, given us some incredible stories, both here at home and in space. In fact, he and I were born in the same town and start – was a pilot in the Second World War, Olive program, and he ended up being the chief designer of the lunar lander and the chief overall systems engineer at the Johnson Space Center down in Houston. Where I live and work most of the very top, he was the best of what Canada can can give and his efforts really contributed hugely to the successful Landing 50 years ago. Right now, which is which is going to currently airing now the moon landing 50 years ago today, can we can we take from that experience Chris from from what happened 50 years ago to our next mission on the moon that natural human transition from a dream to The technology to early exploration and then to it becoming something a little more normal within the human experience, whether it’s building a ship and sailing a Atlantic Building an airplane and flying across the seas. We’Re building a spaceship and going all the way to the minutes. And we’ve been exploring space it’s only recently that would be when starting to like occupy space living on the International Space Station. Almost right now at this stage, it’s the result of what happened 50 years ago to not just be explained, but actually with good enough technology. Start settling somewhere besides Earth and we’re riding the cusp of that Legacy. That anniversary really demonstrates it. It’S the work that got us to where we are today with individual countries wanted to the Richie things individually. You think we can get further if we came together as an International Community and our space exploration, the United States, Germany and Japan and Canada. We have been working together, 24 hours a day 7 days a week for the last twenty-five years on the International Space Station. We’Ve been living there continuously for 19 years hand in glove peaceably, exploring and settling the rest of the universe. That’S a really important first step away from her and all of those teams, including Canada and the Canadian space agency, signing together continue. Going further to the orbiting. The moon and to settling onto the moon over the next few decades and to meet us the right way to do it and it’s the legacy of what started so long ago Beyond Chris Hadfield. It is always a pleasure chatting with you. Thank you. Retired Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield discusses the significance of the 1969 moon landing.
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