Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, the former Commander of the International Space Sensation, is coming to Brisbane.

Hadfield shot to fame in 2013 when he covered David Bowie’s Space Oddity while on board the International Space Station.

Hadfield logged nearly 4,000 hours in space, orbiting Earth 2,600 times.

During his colourful career, he has intercepted Soviet bombers in Canadian airspace, lived on the ocean floor, served as NASA’s Director of Operations in Russia, broken into a space station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft.

We’ve all been there, right?

Lateral Events — the same promoters who brought Sir David Attenborough to Brisbane earlier this year, and are bringing Brian Cox to town later this year — have invited Hadfield to tour Australia in August, imparting the practical lessons in leadership, teamwork, collaboration, science and technology he’s learned throughout his career.

Chris Hadfield will appear at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Tuesday 22 August; tickets go on sale at 9am on Monday 22 May at