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Canadian Space Agency wins hockey bet with NASA as Canada beats United States

UNDATED, - It was a sweet bet that paid off in mouthfuls for the Canadian Space Agency. On the line in the Canada-United States men's hockey wager with NASA was a box of cookies. Thanks to Canada's semi-final victory at the Sochi Olympics on Friday, the Americans will eventually ship a box of maple creams to the International Space Station. The U.S. space agency had accepted the challenge by wagering a cookie emblazoned with red, white and blue "Stars and Stripes" icing.

Canadian Space Agency wins hockey bet with NASA as Canada beats United States

UNDATED, - It was a sweet bet that paid off in mouthfuls for the Canadian Space Agency. On the line in the Canada-United States men's hockey wager with NASA was a box of cookies. Thanks to Canada's semi-final victory at the Sochi Olympics on Friday, the Americans will eventually ship a box of maple creams to the International Space Station. The U.S. space agency had accepted the challenge by wagering a cookie emblazoned with red, white and blue "Stars and Stripes" icing.

Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield lands recurring CBC gig

Canada's most famous astronaut has a new gig. CBC says Chris Hadfield will be a recurring contributor on its nightly news show The National and on CBC Radio One, starting Monday. It says the retired spaceman will "bring his insights on pressing issues using his unique perspective from an inspired and exciting career and life." Hadfield went viral online last year while tweeting from his post on the International Space Station.

Ex-astronaut Hadfield says co-operation with China in space a logical step

MONTREAL - Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is calling for more co-operation with China in space and he wants it to be part of any international effort to return to the moon. And he's not alone in his thinking. Space experts agree the Chinese can no longer be left out. "I think right now a lot of people see it as kind of crazy to co-operate with the Chinese, but I think it's the next logical step," Hadfield recently told The Canadian Press.

Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield lands professor post at Ontario university

WATERLOO, Ont. - The former Canadian astronaut who gained a global audience with his musical performances in space will be taking on a new job as professor of aviation at an Ontario university. The University of Waterloo says Chris Hadfield's first task on campus will be assisting research into why some astronauts get fainting spells when they return to Earth — knowledge it says will also be useful for elderly people prone to falling.

"Today is a brave new day":Chris Hadfield on first day of retirement

CALGARY - Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield spent his first official day of retirement showing off his new pair of boots. "I had these specially made for the Stampede and it's the mission patch that was made for the Canadian Space Agency and on the back we had them inlay a Maple Leaf," Hadfield said as he held up a cowboy boot in preparation for playing marshal for the Calgary Stampede parade on Friday. "The thing I think is coolest is it's alligator and it still flexes with the alligator hide. I'm like a six-year-old boy. I think that's pretty cool."

Astronaut Chris Hadfield gets rare national honour as he prepares to retire

LONGUEUIL, - Just days before his retirement, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has received a one-of-a-kind national honour for his accomplishments during his memorable final space mission. A Meritorious Service Medal was pinned on Hadfield by Gov. Gen. David Johnston during a presentation Thursday at the Canadian Space Agency. The space veteran was awarded the civilian version of the Meritorious Service Cross, becoming the first Canadian to hold both the civilian and military decorations of the award.

A resignation notice that's out of this world, courtesy of Chris Hadfield

LONGUEUIL, Que. - In a career filled with milestones, add this one to the list of achievements by Chris Hadfield: sending in a resignation notice from outer space. It turns out that the famous astronaut informed his superiors of his intention to leave the Canadian Space Agency a few months ago while he was still on the International Space Station. Hadfield broke the news to the rest of the planet on Monday. At a news conference during his first visit back to Canada since his recent return to Earth, Hadfield announced that his career at the space agency will end on July 3.

So, is astronaut Chris Hadfield interested in politics?

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield says he's interested in politics but has no immediate plans to make it his next career. In an interview with The Canadian Press, he was asked whether he might use his newfound fame as a springboard into the political arena. "I'm as interested in politics as any Canadian, of course. That determines the fate of our country," Hadfield said Friday in an interview from Houston. "But for me personally, right now, I have no aspirations at all."

Chris Hadfield's week: from commanding the space station, to being unfit to drive a car

LONGUEUIL, Que. - Until a few days ago, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield was responsible for making sure the International Space Station stayed on course. Now that he's back on Earth, he can't even drive a car for the next few weeks. It's been an intense adjustment period for the 53-year-old astronaut who described Thursday how, after months of floating in weightlessness, he's suddenly grappling with the painful effects of gravity.
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