Captain Kirk calls Chris Hadfield at space station

SRSG, Feb 08, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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Sometimes being Canadian is ordinary, it's like having any other generic nationality, but sometimes, like today, it's a bit special. William Shatner, the legendary Captain Kirk, chatting with Chris Hadfield, the commander of the International Space Station. Both are Canadian, and here they are, creating a defining moment. These are the people I grew up with, work with, live with. Well, not directly - I have never met (nor probably ever will) wither Shatner or Hadfield. But I have met so many Shatners and Hadfields over the years in this country. It's them, this time. But it could be any of us, at any moment. That's what makes this moment special. See also Open Culture and this link to the full conversation.

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