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Chris Hadfield on the magnetic beauty of Earth

In April 2001, Chris Hadfield, a former military fighter pilot, became the first Canadian to walk in space. He calls it an "almost magical experience." The native of Sarnia, Ont., says it's challenging trying to work while the big beautiful earth spins below: "It's extremely distracting." In two years, Mr. Hadfield is scheduled to be the first Canadian to command the International Space Station.

In this video, Mr. Hadfield says he believes more people would become "better stewards of the earth" if they had a chance to see our fragile planet from space.

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