Astronaut Chris Hadfield's flight suit found in thrift shop

Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Flight Suit Found in Thrift Shop

A Toronto doctor stumbled across the flight suit of famous Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield in a store.

"We realized this might be his real flight suit. So I ended up sending him a message on Facebook and sending him pictures of his flight and asking if it was his. And he said, 'That's my flight suit,'" said the doctor who bought the suit.

Expedition 35 (Soyuz 33S) crew member Chris Hadfield preparing for a T-38 flight.  Photo Date: May 14, 2012.  Location: Ellington Field - Hangar 276 - Tarmac.  Photographer: Robert Markowitz

She didn't buy it at just any store -- and that's what's grabbing the attention of international news outlets.

"I was just looking for a slice of pizza in downtown Toronto, and I happened to wander by a vintage store, and I looked inside and said, 'Wow, this looks really interesting; I think I'll go check it out,'" the doctor said.

The suit was even half price at the thrift store. Dr. Julielynn Wong bought it for forty dollars.

She recognized the flight suit in a picture of Hadfield on the back of one of his books.

Not only was he the first Canadian to command the International Space Station, but Hadfield was also the first to operate the Canadarm, a remote controlled arm used to capture and repair satellites.

He's also known for the pictures and videos he sent from space. Our personal favorite is his music video singing "Space Oddity."

Incredibly, that singing sensation has no idea how his suit ended up in a thrift shop.

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