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Retired Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield Lands Recurring CBC Gig

01/17/2014 10:30 EST | Updated 03/19/2014 05:59 EDT
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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Astronaut Chris Hadfield poses for photos in front of the Apollo 10 Command Module which travelled around the Moon in 1969 on December 16, 2013 in London, England. Chris Hadfield lived aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as Commander of Expedition 35. (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)
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.

He was the first Canadian to command the ISS, the first Canadian to operate the Canadarm in orbit, and the first Canadian to walk in space.

He recently released a memoir titled "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth.''

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