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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Speaks at GrowCanada Conference 2013

It was a thrill to listen to Chris Hadfield at GrowCanada. The astronaut is a global hero who has traveled to space three times. He cited an astronaut mantra “There is no problem so big that you can’t make it worse.” Careful preparation to run scenarios and do realistic simulations is the foundation of addressing this. Decades of preparation are invested in learning how not to make problems worse. As a result, the teams fly prepared and ready for challenges. For Hadfield, it is a way of life: “I prefer to be calm and optimistic to terrified and concerned.”