Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s memoir will be made into an ABC sitcom

Commander Chris Hadfield has launched into space, penned a memoir, graced countless magazine covers and created a viral video set to David Bowie’s “Space Oddity" - to name just a few of his many accomplishments.

Now, the 54-year-old Canadian astronaut can add "consulting producer" to the list, as his story is about to be told in sitcom format. Deadline reports that ABC’s new pilot pickup, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, will be based on Chris’ memoir of the same name.


The pilot project is described as “a family comedy about an astronaut who is back from space and finds that re-entering domestic life might be the hardest mission he’s ever faced.

The multi-camera comedy is being spearheaded by Justin Halper and Patrick Schumacker, the duo behind CBS sitcom S—t My Dad Says and Fox comedy Surviving Jack.

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Chris became an online sensation after he uploaded a video that shows the astronaut singing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”while literally floating in space at the International Space Station. The video generated more than 22 million page views and spawned future viral efforts like “Space Kitchen,” where the spaceman makes a peanut butter and honey sandwich in zero gravity.

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth was a New York Times bestseller in 2013 and was also the bestselling book in Canada on a Canadian subject.

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