Chris Hadfield came to Winnipeg on Wednesday to promote his new book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth.

Hundreds of people lined up at McNally Robinson that evening to get copies of the book autographed by Hadfield, who captivated people around the world with his photos and social media updates from aboard the International Space Station.

Chris Hadfield book signing

Chris Hadfield signs copies of his book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg on Wednesday night. (CBC)

During an interview on CBC Radio's Up to Speed program earlier in the day, the recently retired astronaut talked about his "long, clumsy" journey to space, from watching the first lunar landing on TV to becoming the ISS's first Canadian commander.

Click on the video player above to watch the full interview.