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A Famous Canadian Essay

489 words - 2 pages

Have you ever seen the back of the 5 dollor bill?
Today, I’m going to tell you about a famous Canadian who was the first Canadian to walk in space. His name is Chris Hadfield. He is the main character of 5 dollor bill.
First of all, let me tell you a little about his origin. He was born on August 29, 1959 in Sarnia, Ontario. and he was raised on a corn farm in southern Ontario. I chose Chris Hadfield because he is one of the Canadians I respect most of all. To me he is a symbol of courage, challenge and enthusiasm.
As I explain more, you will see the reasons.
Let’s talk now about Hadfield before he became famous.
He had an astronaut dream at nine age when he saw "the Apollo 11 ...view middle of the document...

Then, he was accepted into the Canadian astronaut program by the Canadian Space Agency. He first flew in space in November 1995 as a mission specialist, and he is the first Canadian astronaut to take over as Commander on the ISS in March 2013. The initials ISS stand for the International Space Station. Hadfield has spent a total of 166 days in space. Also, Commander Chris Hadfield was made science fun and accessible for students and adults all around the world on Social Media from the ISS. When he returned safely back to Earth from space in May 2013, in the words of the BBC's Pallab Ghosh, he was "the most famous astronaut since the days of Neil Armstrong and Yuri Gagarin."

Hadfield’s second accomplishment was being musician.
He loves music. That is why, he brought a guitar to the ISS, and He is the first album composed. He played his guitar from the International Space Station (ISS), covering David Bowie's song "Space Oddity."

Lastly, his third accomplishment was being Super Star on the world.
You might not know about the superstar astronaut. However, when he returned to Earth in May 2013, he became very famous because his music video that he uploaded on YouTube. The music video recorded more than 25 million views on YouTube. Especially, he has about 1.5 million followers from around the world now. His song was much loved by everybody in Canada and other countries.
In conclusion, for these reason, he became the main character of the 5 dollor bill, and he became world famous astronaut from Canada. I believe he nearly performed "Rocket Man" with Elton John.

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