It’s fun to be an astronaut! Great Chris Hadfield’s movies from space (14 videos)

1. Sleeping in Space

It’s bedtime on the ISS. CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield shows us how astronauts sleep in space.


2. Getting sick in Space

Sometimes astronauts experience disorientation and nausea when they arrive in space. CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield demonstrates how astronauts deal with space sickness.

3. Tears in Space

4. How to take care of Space Station spills

5. Controlling the ISS

How do you control the International Space Station, a ship the size of five hockey rinks? And from where? CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield answers these questions from inside the heart of the matter.

6. Canadian Space Technology: Microflow

CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield debuts Microflow, a Canadian technology that can analyze blood samples in space or at any given remote location. Capable of providing a diagnostic in a matter of minutes, the microwave-sized Microflow is poised to make a big contribution to remote medicine.

7. Exercise on the ISS

To maintain their bone and muscle mass, astronauts need to work out two hours every day. CSA Astronaut and ISS Commander Chris Hadfield shares his workout routine with us, from cardio on the T2 treadmill, to muscle and bone mass maintenance on the ARED (Advanced Resistive Exercise Device)

8. How eyesight is affected in space

To better understand how vision is impacted in the space environment, astronauts use onboard medical instruments like the tonometer to examine the health of eyes. Commander Chris Hadfield gives us an inside look at these instruments and demonstrates how they work.

9. Space Kitchen

Chris Hadfield shows us his “kitchen” in space and prepares a 0-g treat. Free-floating food-eating ensues, complete with a tumbling tortilla. If this whets your appetite to learn more about eating in space.

10. Cook Spinach In Space

Chris Hadfield shows how vacuum sealed dehydrated spinach is prepared to eat aboard the International Space Station.

11. Dessert in Space

Commander Chris Hadfield shares an astronaut’s dessert with us. On the menu is floating chocolate pudding cake and coffee—served extra hot!

12. How to wash your hands in Space

ISS Commander Chris Hadfield shows us the fine points of manual digital hygiene in microgravity. A clean-handed astronaut is a happy astronaut.

13. Water Recycling on the ISS

Water is precious on the International Space Station. CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield demonstrates how the Water Recovery System preserves this resource to make the ISS a self-sustaining environment.

14. Space Oddity

A revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.