Chris Hadfield at Blackwell's Oxford

Chris Hadfield at Blackwell's Oxford
Location: Blackwell's Oxford, 51 Broad St, Oxford, OX1 3BQ
Blackwell's Oxford
51 Broad St Oxford, OX1 3BQ UNITED KINGDOM

Date: 09/10/2016 15:30 - 09/10/2016 18:00

Blackwell's Oxford Presents: Commander Chris Hadfield The Darkest Dark Blackwell's is delighted to welcome back Commander Chris Hadfield for a book signing of his first book for children, The Darkest Dark. Inspired by Commander Hadfield's childhood watching of the first moon landing, The Darkest Dark follows a young boy who plays at being an alien-fighting astronaut, but at night is not so brave when darkness falls. However, he learns that space is even darker than his bedroom at night, and not scary but fascinating and exciting. This event is free to attend. Please register by emailing, or coming to the customer services desk in the Norrington Room. Owing to Sunday trading laws, all book purchases must be made before 5pm, but the signing will go on until 6pm. Commander Hadfield will be signing The Darkest Dark, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, and You are Here. Please note no memorabilia is to be signed at this event. For more information please call 01865 333623.

Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. The top graduate of the U.S. Air Force test pilot school in 1988 and U.S. Navy test pilot of the year in 1991, Colonel Hadfield was selected to be an astronaut in 1992. He was CAPCOM for twenty-five shuttle launches and served as Director of NASA Operations in Star City, Russia from 2001-2003, Chief of Robotics at the Johnson Space Center in Houston from 2003-2006, and Chief of International Space Station Operations from 2006-2008. Hadfield served as Commander of the International Space Station where, while conducting a record-setting number of scientific experiments and overseeing an emergency spacewalk, he gained worldwide acclaim for his breathtaking photographs and educational videos about life in space. His music video, a zero gravity version of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' received over 10 million views in its first three days online. Chris Hadfield's book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, sees his lessons learnt in space applied to life on Earth. He is also the author of You Are Here, a book of breathtaking photos taken from space, and The Darkest Dark - his first ever children's picture book.