Star astronaut Chris Hadfield to retire from Canadian Space Agency
Chris Hadfield is moving back to Canada after decades away from home. The famous astronaut announced today that he is retiring from the Canadian Space Agency next month.
He made the announcement at a news conference at the agency headquarters, near Montreal, in his first such event in Canada since his return from space.
Hadfield says he’d promised his wife three decades ago, when they moved to the U.S. to pursue his career, that they would return home some day.
He says he’s ready to pursue private interests, outside government. Hadfield says he hasn’t decided what he will do next, but says he plans to do presentations on space while reflecting over the coming year on his next move.