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Tackling Fear: Lessons From an Astronaut

23 OCT 2014
Career Path : Education News

Chris Hadfield has become the most well-known astronauts of our time, with his inspiring public interaction and a continued love for teaching the world about space. Last year was the release of his autobiography “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything”, where he taught us about the challenges in the journey to becoming an astronaut, beginning from the early age of nine.

Fear is the main subject for this TEDTalk, and as Hadfield points out, there is a lot to be fearful of in space. So many things can go wrong, and have gone wrong in the past, which makes space travel one of the most dangerous activities possible. Fear may stop people from achieving their dreams, or cause self-doubt in one’s potential. Hadfield’s story shows how a young boy from Ontario, Canada can overcome this fear and eventually make it to outer space.

Ever since retiring from space in 2013, Hadfield continues to teach us more about the world beyond our world. He will soon be teaching as a professor at the University of Waterloo as well as assist with research regarding the health of astronauts. When asked about a potential trip to Mars, Hadfield said he would be honoured to be asked to go.

Source: TEDTalk