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Virgin TV Edit meets a real-life astronaut

Virgin TV Edit meets… a real life astronaut

Chris Hadfield, former spaceman and star of One Strange Rock, talks sponge baths on a space station and the surprising origins of shooting stars

Ever wondered how you go to the toilet in space? Of course you have! And there’s only one way to find out…

One Strange Rock, Tuesdays, 8pm, National Geographic/HD (CH 266/268). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > National Geographic

If you’ve been watching One Strange Rock, you’ll know that it’s an awe-inspiring spectacle of a series that explores the wonders of planet Earth. Will Smith narrates, pondering the big existential and scientific questions about our planet, and taking us to infinity and beyond for the answers. Find out more about it here.


And if you haven’t been watching One Strange Rock, this week’s episode (Tuesday 1 May, 8pm) is a good place to start. That’s because it’s hosted by Chris Hadfield (above), the first Canadian astronaut to command the International Space Station. He’s also a wicked guitar player, amazing photographer and author of international bestseller An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth. So who better to give us the inside scoop on life in outer space?


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