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May 15th, 2013 (12:55 AM).
Join Date: Dec 2009
So over the past few weeks and months, Commander Chris Hadfield has started to become a bit of an iconic figure, and arguably the most prolific Canadian astronaut that the country's ever seen- even getting quite the positive review from Buzz Aldrin about making space exciting again. Everything from his
daily life videos
aboard the International Space Station and
a music video
(sung by himself, of course), have gained millions of views on YouTube. Despite all this, though, the government will be cutting $25 million in funding to the Canadian Space Agency, and Canada won't sending another astronaut into space again until 2016 at the very earliest.
Just wondering how everyone else feels about this (should we be spending tax dollars on a program primarily run by the U.S./Russia, continue funding it the same way, etc.), and curious about everyone's response to some of the positive light he brought to himself, Canada and the space program as a whole.
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