Astronaut Chris Hadfield will soon become the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station, and while he's there he'll hit a few high notes.
CBC's Bob McDonald spoke with Hadfield in Houston, from both the on-ground full-scale mock-up of the ISS, and from a country bar so they could play guitar and talk about the song he'll play in orbit.
- WATCH: The man, the mission and the music (10:44)
"It'll be really nice to be able to play music, to try and capture the experience as best I can," Hadfield said of his song about space flight, Is Somebody Singing? or ISS, which he wrote with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies.
Hadfield also discussed his 20-year career as an astronaut, his childhood hero James T. Kirk, and why he keeps himself in denial about his third trip to space.