Chris Hadfield

What makes Chris Hadfield a Leader?

Chris Hadfield

-Chris Hadfield born on August 29 1959.

-Chris Hadfield is a retired Canadian Astronaut, who was the first Canadian to walk in Space!

- Hadfield has flown two space missions and served commander of the International Space Station

What was Chris Involved In?

- From May 10 to 23, Hadfield was the Commander of NEEMO-14, A NASA undersea mission to test exploration concepts of living in an underwater facility. The mission was to simulate exploration missions to the surface of asteroids etc.

- On March 13, 2012 Chris became the first Canadian to command a spaceship of the ISS! His crew spent 146 days in Space, 144 of which were aboard the Space Station!

- Chris has flown in five Space Mission! But in July 2013 Chris Hadfield retired from the CSA.


How did Chris Hadfield show Leadership?

- In 2001 Chris served as a Mission Specialist on STS-74, His crew delivered and installed Canadarm2, Hadfield performed 2 spacewalks. He spent a total of 56 minutes outside in Space!

- He served as a Colonel in the Canadian Air Force for 25 years, But he has been retired since 2003. He was the Chief of Robotics for the NASA Astronaut Office at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

What Three Leadership Traits did Chris Apply?

Courage is not the absence of fear - Chris Hadfield has performed in many Space Walks during this career as an Astronaut. While out in Space an Astronaut face many fears, Chris has overcome fear and showed courage to others, by installing a Canadarm 2 out in Space and experiencing many Space Missions.

Lead from the back - and let others believe they are in front- At a Discussion with over 1000 people, Chris expresses his ideas on Leadership. Saying that Collaborative Leadership can make better "There are always different ways to solve given problems. People have different skills, backgrounds and expertise … and if you can give them enough autonomy, time at the wheel, patience and feedback."

Apperance matter - and remember to smile - Hadfield while on his ISS mission, He was creating YouTube videos for the people on Earth. Most of his videos where frequently asked question about Space, his videos attracted attention and got popular pretty fast. Chris is always interacting with others while on the ISS, He even sang with The Barenaked Ladies!

Space Food! Video with Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield's Space Kitchen

Chris Hadfield, Singing on the ISS!

Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies: I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)


-"Biography of Chris Hadfield." Canadian Space Agency Website. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2014.

-Kranc, Joel. "What Space Taught Chris Hadfield about Leadership." The Globe and Mail. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2014.