<p>Chris Austin Hadfield OC OOnt MSC CD is a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. An engineer and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station.</p>
It is both the highest honour and the greatest demand to be asked to serve one's country in time of war. I felt privileged to be able to help share those experiences through reading other's words aloud. Hopefully the lessons-learned from those who have gone before can help us more clearly make good choices today.