Canadian astronaut packs new wedding ring for space station trip
"When he blasts off on Dec. 19, the Canadian astronaut will have the ring as a constant reminder of his wife Helene.and one bwhahahahahahahaha! This is what you do when you've lost.
The 53-year-old Hadfield said in an interview from Russia on Wednesday that he and Helene decided he should take something small and light given that space aboard the Soyuz capsule is limited.
"Something that can remind you on a daily basis, something that is both personal and also that is not just a collector's item," he told The Canadian Press.
"We thought about jewelry, earrings and a necklace, but it just seemed to make sense -- so I'm flying a ring for my wife."
The couple will celebrate its 31st wedding anniversary four days after Hadfield soars into space aboard a Russian spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The veteran astronaut is also taking up a watch belonging to his 26 year-old daughter Kristin.
"On my first flight I flew a watch from my first son, on my second flight I flew a watch from my other son and so on this one, I'm flying a watch for my daughter that she chose," he said."
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