01/05/2013 02:25 EST | Updated 03/07/2013 05:12 EST

Chris Hadfield Talks With Halifax Students From Space

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The crew members of the next expedition to the International Space Station (R-L), Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and US astronaut Tom Marshburn, show a small toy they will take with them to the ISS during preflight preparation at the Russian leased Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome on December 7, 2012. Hadfield, Romanenko and Marshburn will join in December the remaining ISS crew, Russians Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin, and Kevin Ford of the United States, who arrived there last month. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

A group of eager students from Charles P. Allen High School in Bedford, N.S. were excited to be going to school on a Saturday.

They were able to chat with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield who is on the International Space Station.

Hundreds of people filled the audience for the space chat.

Former astronaut and Liberal MP Marc Garneau talked to members of the audience while they waited for Hadfield to take questions, explaining the importance of Canadian technology in space.

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