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Canadian Astronaut Leads Stampede Parade

The 2023 version of the Calgary Stampede launched this July 7, getting an out-of-this-world begin. The Best Out of doors Present on Earth appeared to the celebs for this yr’s parade marshal, Canadian Area Company Astronaut, Jeremy Hansen.

Hansen, who’s from London, Ontario and has a background as a fighter pilot, is ready to develop into the primary Canuck to go to the Moon as a part of NASA’s 2024 Artemis II mission, the primary manned mission to depart the Earth’s orbit since 1972. Carrying the customary white Stetson, denims, and cowboy boots, Hansen appeared the cowboy half as he led the parade final Friday to launch the 10-day occasion which has been happening since 1912.

“That is fairly particular. I’m Christmas-kid type of enthusiastic about using Cisco immediately and being amongst all these cowboys,” Hansen instructed the CBC  simply earlier than making his parade debut. “I’m only a pretender immediately, I suppose, however excited to be right here. It feels good.”

Hansen stated he turned to fellow Canadian spaceman Chris Hadfield, who was the primary astronaut to be a parade marshal again in 2013, for recommendation on his parade debut. Hadfield provided up two alternative suggestions: Be sure to journey your horse upfront and be careful for the fireworks. Sound recommendation! Hansen did get acquainted along with his journey the day earlier than, commenting on Fb, “This can be my first Calgary Stampede, however not for my trusty journey Cisco! Cisco has been in quite a few Stampede parades, and he was an absolute pleasure to journey yesterday. Wanting ahead to immediately!

And judging by the video, it appears like Hansen certainly had a good time.


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