Chris Hadfield, retired Canadian astronaut, lands CBC gig

Canada's most famous astronaut has a new gig. CBC says Chris Hadfield will be a recurring contributor on its nightly news show The National and on CBC Radio One, starting Monday.

Hadfield will be recurring contributor on The National, CBC Radio One

Astronaut Chris Hadfield poses for a photo with a new polymer $5 bank note on the International Space Station on April 30, 2013. The retired astronaut has been announced as a new CBC correspondent. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Canada's most famous astronaut has a new gig.

CBC says Chris Hadfield will be a recurring contributor on its nightly news show The National and on CBC Radio One, starting Monday.

It says the retired spaceman will "bring his insights on pressing issues using his unique perspective from an inspired and exciting career and life."

Hadfield went viral online last year while tweeting from his post on the International Space Station.

He was the first Canadian to command the ISS, the first Canadian to operate the Canadarm in orbit, and the first Canadian to walk in space.

He recently released a memoir titled An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth.

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