Astronaut Chris Hadfield Reflects On His Life

“Wow, what a ride it has been! You know, you dream about living a life like the life I’m living as a little kid, but you never think it’s actually going to happen. Even while you’re working hard towards your goal, seemingly getting closer every day — at least to those watching on the outside — it’s so hard to imagine it coming into your grasp. I think you’d have to be just a little more prideful to ASSUME it’s going to happen for you, to ASSUME you’re going to get to experience these things that just about everyone dreams of at one point or another. I mean, whew, even when I say it now my heart flutters a little bit — Chris Hadfield, Viral Video Sensation. Gosh. Can you believe it? I don’t mean to come off as boastful, I’m just so stunned and grateful and humbled that something like this would be a part of my life. Something I can talk to my children about, stories that will live long after I have left this Earth — and not just to go into space! Hah-hah. That’s a little astronaut humor for you. Anyway here’s a video of me singing David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ on a spaceship, in space.”

I do love this guy, though. That is for sure. (via BoingBoing.)