Science & Technology
Lesson time 2:27 min
Meet your instructor: Chris Hadfield, retired astronaut and former Commander of the International Space Station. In his first lesson, Chris reflects on overcoming the impossible to explore outer space.
Topics include: Introduction
If you were born 120 years ago, the idea that we could fly wasn't part of normal society. Through the combination of a real sense of purpose and an enormous amount of work on behalf of a lot of people, we can make impossible things happen. It gives me heart, gives me courage, gives me joy, and gives me hope. And I think exploration of the unknown, whether it's the unknown of the universe around us or just the unknown that's within each one of us. We can all use that personal exploration. We can all work that into the reality of life and be joyful as a result of the hope of exploring the unknown. This class is for anyone who is interested in exploration. And not just exploring space, like that's the obvious core of it, being an astronaut. But you'll learn a lot of things, along the way to space, about yourself, about how to turn yourself into somebody different than you used to be. It definitely is required, that type of thought process, to fly in space. But I'm really teaching this class to anyone who's interested in exploring a new idea, in exploring a new place, in exploring the things that you might be capable of. I'm Chris Hadfield, and this is my MasterClass.
Impossible things happen. At age nine, Chris Hadfield knew he wanted to go to space. He eventually went there three times, becoming a commander of the International Space Station. In his MasterClass, Chris teaches you what it takes to explore space and what the future holds for humans in the final frontier. Learn about the science of space travel, life as an astronaut, and how flying in space will forever change the way you think about living on Earth.
Chris has been captivating and so enjoyable to watch. Neither my husband nor I are trying to become Astronauts but we are fascinated by space travel. We both took a good deal away from the class, a good connection and encouragement. Thanks.
This is a phenomenal class. I plan on taking it again. Chris Hadfield is an amazing teacher
The great class! Enjoyed every minute of it - please, invite more such passionate and authentic guests!
Reminded me to never stop exploring. See the beauty of the universe. Above all it motivated me to change my sense of purpose and direction, do not squander this precious life, and take small deliberate steps towards my goal and feel joy along the way. I love space and I love this life. Grateful. Wonderful program, felt like Chris was having a one on one conversation with me.