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Chris Hadfield on his dangerous professions: 'I’ve seen lots of friends die young - violently and instantly. So enjoy your life'

Colonel Chris Hadfield (60) was an astronaut for 21 years. He flew into space three times. Born in Ontario, Canada, he is married to Helene, and they have three children - Kyle, Evan and Kristin

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Inspirational: Astronaut  Chris Hadfied on a recent visit to Dublin. Photo: Frank Mc Grath

Inspirational: Astronaut Chris Hadfied on a recent visit to Dublin. Photo: Frank Mc Grath

Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Astronaut Chris Hadfield

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Inspirational: Astronaut Chris Hadfied on a recent visit to Dublin. Photo: Frank Mc Grath

This morning, I was awakened at 6am by the alarm on my astronaut watch. It's certified for space flight.

I was an astronaut for 21 years, and flew into space three times, the last time for six months, so let's talk about a day on the International Space Station (ISS).

First, you have to choose which time zone you are in, because you are going around the world every 92 minutes. So when is morning? We chose Greenwich Mean Time.