Chris Hadfield at Foyles, Charing Cross Road

Chris Hadfield at Foyles, Charing Cross Road
Location: Foyles Charing Cross, 107 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT
Foyles Charing Cross
107 Charing Cross Road London , WC2H 0DT UNITED KINGDOM

Date: 10/10/2016 12:30 - 10/10/2016 14:00

Chris Hadfield: Lunchtime Signing You won't want to miss your chance to meet Chris Hadfield on his latest expedition to London at this exclusive Foyles event. Commander Hadfield was the first Canadian Astronaut to perform a space walk, he's orbited the Earth thousands of times on three separate missions and he's even paid tribute to David Bowie in zero gravity. In total he's spent 166 days in space but for his latest adventure he's been working on something a little different. The Darkest Dark is Chris Hadfield's first children's book. Heart-warming and imaginative, this is the story of a boy who faced his fears and went on to reach the stars. Chris Hadfield will be joining us at Foyles to sign copies of his latest book as well as previous titles, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth and You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes. By booking your place for this lunchtime signing, you will be automatically entered into a competition to win signed copies of all three of Chris' books, valued at £35.00. Chris will randomly select the winner on the day. This event starts at 12:30pm, please arrive on time and join the signing queue. Venue: The Auditorium, Foyles, Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DT Tickets: This is a free event. Simply add the required number of tickets below to your basket.

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.