More than a few of us Earthlings have found ourselves thoroughly inspired by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield as he zooms around our planet aboard the International Space Station, tweeting all the way.
During a recent Reddit AMA, Hadfield was asked to give advice for young people considering a career in space science, and his heartfelt answer hit Australian artist Gaving Aung Than hard.
"I wish someone had given me that advice when I was younger. I definitely experienced a few years of drifting aimlessly through life having forgotten what my passion was," Than told the Huffington Post Canada.
Than is the cartoonist behind Zen Pencils, a blog that turns inspirational quotes into cartoons. A reader submitted Hadfield's reply and Than turned it into a drawing depicting Hadfield's journey from a kid watching the moon landing to the soon-to-be commander of the ISS. (Scroll down to see it below).
Than says he's an avid Twitter follower of Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) and was flattered when the astronaut tweeted his cartoon:
"The thought of Chris reading my comic up in space is so surreal and thrilling," says Than. "I also got a message from his son saying the whole family liked it."
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