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SASGF Keynote - Commander Chris Hadfield - can't wait to be taken to the moon and back!

I came across an article Digital Storytelling Lessons from Charismatic Scientific Storyteller Chris Hadfield and am beyond excited to hear Commander Hadfield present on Wednesday morning at SAS Global Forum. *squeal*

 

I saw he has some books for sale and I was wondering whether there would be an opportunity to buy his books and get them signed. (If I buy the books online, I don't think they will arrive in Australia in time to bring over.) http://chrishadfield.ca/books/

 

I'm in two minds to tell my son, who aspires to be an astronaut, Commander Hadfield is presenting. Smiley Wink Looking forward to #GetToSASGF and enjoying the [space] ride!

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Re: SASGF Keynote - Commander Chris Hadfield - can't wait to be taken to the moon and back!

If the books are not available, let me know what you want and I will get them for you and bring them with me.

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Re: SASGF Keynote - Commander Chris Hadfield - can't wait to be taken to the moon and back!

We are also very excited about Col. Hadfield at SASGF. I had the pleasure of speaking with him a few weeks back to discuss his presentation. His energy is contagious and his story is inspiring. 

 

Unfortunately, we do not have a book signing with him. He is on-site for a limited time and will be unavailable. 

 

Gail Baker
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Re: SASGF Keynote - Commander Chris Hadfield - can't wait to be taken to the moon and back!

Thanks Gail. Even more excited now! Appreciate knowing his time is limited. 

 

Thanks Melodie for your lovely and thoughtful offer. I'll seek getting the books myself. Thank you. 

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Re: SASGF Keynote - Commander Chris Hadfield - can't wait to be taken to the moon and back!
Thanks for letting us know Gail. I was planning on buying two books and having them signed. Perhaps I still will and block the stage exit awaiting signature :-). See everyone soon
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Re: SASGF Keynote - Commander Chris Hadfield - can't wait to be taken to the moon and back!

I like your thinking @Marje - I might do the same! Smiley Wink

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Re: SASGF Keynote - Commander Chris Hadfield - can't wait to be taken to the moon and back!

That is so exciting.  I LOVE his videos from space and often post them on social media.  I am a longtime fan!

 

Erin

 

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Re: SASGF Keynote - Commander Chris Hadfield - can't wait to be taken to the moon and back!

Me, too, Erin! I followed him on Twitter throughout his time on the space station. He's very personable and great at relating complex concepts to the average person who doesn't have his scientific background. I'm disappointed we won't have an opportunity for a meet-and-greet with him after his speech, but I'm grateful he's making time to fit us into his schedule. I always enjoy attending SAS GF conferences, but this year his keynote was a huge driver in my decision to attend.

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Re: SASGF Keynote - Commander Chris Hadfield - can't wait to be taken to the moon and back!

Same goes for me.

 

I love anything to do with NASA. Hoping to take a trip over to Kennedy Space Center after the conference to explore a bit. I haven't been there in a number of years.

 

Really looking forward to listening to Mr. Hadfield speak at SASGF!

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Re: SASGF Keynote - Commander Chris Hadfield - can't wait to be taken to the moon and back!

Just wow - what a presentation. A very inspiring #SASGF keynote. Enjoyed every moment of it in the front row listening, watching and tweeting away - see the tweets here...

 

And afterwards... trembling with excitement as I got to spend a few special moments with him. He's also coming to Australia in August if you're interested! https://lateralevents.com/public-events/chris-hadfield-live-on-stage/

 

Very humbled and appreciative!

 

Be sure to check out the SASGF interview he gave at http://video.sas.com/sasgf17/detail/videos/featured-videos/video/5386160897001/colonel-chris-hadfiel...

 

Thanks SAS and the SASGF committee. Smiley Very Happy

 

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