When Will We Live on the Moon?
Reader's Digest Canada|November 2021
We quiz astronaut and author Chris Hadfield
Courtney Shea

Your new novel, The Apollo Murders, takes place on a mission to the moon. I guess you subscribe to the adage “write what you know”?

It’s more about being compelled to share these miraculous and rare experiences. I was the first Canadian to walk in space, the only Canadian to command a spaceship, and I served as commander of the International Space Station. I could just keep it all to myself, but that feels like a waste. Since retiring from the Canadian Space Agency in 2013, I have come up with new ways to share my expertise and passion for space exploration. The novel is another platform and also a challenge that I was eager to attempt.

You set your book in the Cold War era. Why?

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