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What I learned from going blind in space | Chris Hadfield

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There's an astronaut saying: In space, "there is no problem so bad that you can't make it worse." So how do you deal with the complexity, the sheer pressure, of dealing with dangerous and scary situations? Retired colonel Chris Hadfield paints a vivid portrait of how to be prepared for the worst in space (and life) -- and it starts with walking into a spider's web. Watch for a special space-y performance. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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Silki (8 hours ago)
All the "Personal hygiene" , "Comedy" and VERY BAD "Music" videos nasa produces for the intellectually challenged are getting a bit old...... WHERE are the videos of the scientifically significant experiments that these spacemen work on while they spend their time on the international play station ? Does any such videos exist ?
Marek Olszewski (8 hours ago)
what I learned from yours not going to a space?
Ajith Pitawela (9 hours ago)
There's no problem so bad it can't get worse it gets worser and worser until, well it still could get worse
Sk83PRO15 (1 day ago)
Over 1,300 homeless spiders disliked this video
I love the quote "We are not machine exploring the universe..We are People."
Mrsknightful (1 day ago)
Love this guy.. wanna cry he inspires me so much. My son wants to be an astronaut and I told him, You can do anything you put your mind to.
H L (2 days ago)
Hands down one of my favorite Ted talks
Perditus Thornatus2 (2 days ago)
As soon as the picture of the Brown Recluse popped up, I was like OH SH*T. I hate those things. Note, you probably won't walk into a Recluse spider web (they are small, abnormal, and usually close to the ground) but you could pick up a piece of wood with one on it.
TiaraMarie (4 days ago)
He's like the smart version of John Mulaney
Augustus Aguila (4 days ago)
The spider thing is very different for us down under...
Treeliner Actual (4 days ago)
What if a spider was in his spacesuit
Recusant Reiver (4 days ago)
LOLOLOLOL needs a blankie cause the space suit isn't warm enough! LIES.
Recusant Reiver (4 days ago)
Fucking 125 lb loser actor couldn't fight his way out of a wet paper bag but he's an epic space seal LMFAO. What a loser...Jr. high teacher at best. Paid actornot.
Brett Keeler (4 days ago)
What is it about Canadians how they just make everything they touch so much cooler??
Make a Wish (5 days ago)
I could listen to him ...learning forever!
Nurburgrings Fastest (5 days ago)
Jędrzej (6 days ago)
lake street (6 days ago)
When's NASA going to end this charade. They are now beyond a joke. The space programe is a hoax, research it, it's obvious with fresh eyes ... Here's Chris's space hoax astronaut buddy (to start your new 'in this world' journey) explaining why we can't go to the moon any more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16MMZJlp_0Y - the look at the last two official Nasa mars post landing press conferences. If you think they are actually legit, you'll think anything is legit. Enjoy the journey ...
fuckin clickbait by an astronaut...he was temporarily blinded...by water... and immediatly removed water and could see....this title made me think space cosmic rays made him blind or something
M Swart (6 days ago)
you are a fake and a fraud!!! God will punish you for lying to all those kids you talk you!
Mike Fu (6 days ago)
What's he going to do next, play guitar with a perfect voice............YEP!
Spacedoubt (7 days ago)
f I had the power and money I'd send up a chicken and see if eggs hatch in space....Why hasn't nasa ?
James Stimpson (7 days ago)
Flat Earthers- 6:05 Now will you stfu?
valentina natale (7 days ago)
The only people that disliked this video are flat earthers
waleed nasseri (7 days ago)
How did he get from talking from going blind in space to walking into a spider web in 2 minutes
Emily D (7 days ago)
No, YOURE crying!
imeifong (7 days ago)
I literally wept at the end of this, and I've never even been deeply interested in space, really. This man is simply amazing--wouldn't it be a total honour to have a conversation with him?! It's too bad he seems too decent and honest a man to run for public office; can you imagine if our leaders were men like this?
FellNerd (7 days ago)
I like the genuine surprise at the applause
Marvin Carrillo (7 days ago)
eh i kinda got clickbaited but i’m not mad still a decent video
bo j (8 days ago)
Doesn't he feel stupid saying all that now that moon landing was proven to not have happened?
Steve Rivinius (8 days ago)
And to think l grew up just around the planet from this guy.
Steve Rivinius (8 days ago)
Don't look at the sun.
the black widow is fatal tho
Jean-Dominic Lapointe (9 days ago)
10:04 He channeled John Cleese there
hellhoud (9 days ago)
1.6 thousand retards disliked this video
Corey Machado (9 days ago)
Chris Hadfield was born in the same small city as me. Sarnia, Ontario Canada. Our small airport is named after him. An inspiration
James Ye (9 days ago)
i got a chris hadfield ad
Calcannon 1 (9 days ago)
What is the song called
Sumit Choudhary (10 days ago)
Great Person Chris Hadfield👏
Trading Game (10 days ago)
The Titans that build our civilization, one sacrifice at a time. How could anyone see this as "patriarchy" and "white privilege" is beyond me.
WhereAreTheAvocados ? (10 days ago)
*Surprised there’s no flat earth comment*
Lars Eriksrud (11 days ago)
Im writing this comment with a raspberry
///AMG (11 days ago)
This guy is a joke straight up actor
human polygraph (11 days ago)
Yihua Pu (11 days ago)
I have mad respect for this man! It would be a honor just to be in a same room with him! I am glad that I watched this video!
Coffee Dude Awesome (11 days ago)
I'm going to become an austronaught. I'm 12 years old, but nevertheless, I know I'm going to become an austronaught. I also want to be the first person to go outside the solar system. It's going to be a 1 way mission, but I want it to be that way. Part of the reason I want to go outside the solar system is so that can be my final resting place. I want it to be a 1 way mission even if I have everything I need to get back.
tr20 (11 days ago)
Astronaut? ... lol. More like actornaut
Flat Man (12 days ago)
Nothin more than an ACTOR this tool never been to space because you cant get there you dumb people wake up n smell the bullshit watch the bloopers then your eyes will open
blunt3068 (12 days ago)
This 🎥 is 🐴 💩
Pat J (12 days ago)
I love you Chris Hatfield, but some people have done something scarier. They went on then fields of battle, like men, and they killed, or they died. That is much scarier. I guarantee you you would see the world in a different light then, whether you die, or whenever you see the life leave another man's eyes. Once you have been through that experience, you are not the same. Have you seen the fields of death, Chris? You arrogance has it's limits. I love you anyways. I was on a blackhawk helicopter getting shot at. I would easily go on a rocket to space. I would feel safer.
Andrew Adams (12 days ago)
I'm not walking into spiderwebs. Leave a message and I'll call you back.
Dean Moiler (13 days ago)
Great talks and how fantastic that he managed to overcome the fear of speaking to a crowd and playing some Bowie. Statistics and Rationalisation at their finest.
A Clark (13 days ago)
I've always dreamed of going to space. The firsthand descriptions brought tears to my eyes. Simply amazing
agikus (13 days ago)
space actors. lot of fun is u believe the bulsht
Sofia Aurora (13 days ago)
this guy is an absolute legend
Samir Seif (13 days ago)
Carter Brown (13 days ago)
Get your fake garbage out of here
Thomas Kundera (13 days ago)
You mean, we should remove your comment? Agree!
Real World (13 days ago)
Thomas Kundera (13 days ago)
Your comment? Yes.
Skydiver 5000 (14 days ago)
Doron T. Volkman (14 days ago)
moved me to tears... body here on earth, yet mind and spirit were with Chris up there, in space.
Thomas Snyder (4 days ago)
Doron T. Volkman I just finished his MasterClass I too was moved to tears. His descriptions are incredibly powerful
BencherX (15 days ago)
this is diamond sword to major steve
Derrick Swinney (15 days ago)
Jade Jewell (15 days ago)
Some empty seats here. While lady ga ga sells out. And people wonder why theism is widely accepted.
Widget (15 days ago)
If there is one thing I know I have to witness before I die, its a rocket launch where the engines roar so loudly, the very air around you shakes and to watch it ascend like an inverted candle bringing people closer to the universe and bringing the real beauty of the Earth to all of us down here. I love music but if I had to choose between a concert ticket and a rocket launch, I know which one I'd pick in a heartbeat.
Oatmeal (15 days ago)
I want to meat the less than one percent of people who down-voted this video...
Emilie Ottilia (16 days ago)
I would like to do this. Genuinely. Can someone tell me what qualifications I need??
Manga Jesus (16 days ago)
Damn, when is his album coming out?
Svenja Polesana (16 days ago)
Great man, great words
hemanth kumar tirupati (18 days ago)
I think this crowd should applaud more often
32Dorbust (18 days ago)
This guy is a lying, extremely well funded (thanks to your tax payments), con artist.
Alejandro Pacheco (17 days ago)
You still believe in taxes? They don't actually exist, they are just a way of companies to grab more money from you, taxes don't go to the government, the companies keep them.
Andy A (18 days ago)
Too dramatic. Space isn't a big deal anymore. Almost everyone I know would go into space despite the risk. The cost of the manned space program is not cost effective. Space is a money pit and we will never live out there, and Major Tom was an nihilist. Space is a modern day tower of Babel.
Charbel Eid (18 days ago)
Jagdip Randhawa (18 days ago)
How these people decided what they wanna be in life as a kid.. I can’t even decide what to eat and I’m 25.
Kereltje (18 days ago)
Is that John Lithgow at 1:39 ?
psychotictactoe (19 days ago)
People like this should be president......not cowards like Trump.
Kristofferson (19 days ago)
Chris: *grabs guitar* anyway here's Wonderwall.
Espace Broderie (19 days ago)
Juste Respect....
הדס בוץ (19 days ago)
I want to be an astronaut
Russ Logan (20 days ago)
He learned how to use a harness in front of a green screen and lie through his teeth that he was in "space"
Thomas Kundera (13 days ago)
You are naive.
Gabriel Sánchez (20 days ago)
Shumokuzame (20 days ago)
roses are red, i have a face......
SEDAT SUNA (20 days ago)
Hayrına Türkçeye çeviriverseydiniz pek hora geçerdi..
Robert Gregg (20 days ago)
Sebastian Acuña (20 days ago)
This guy is my hero
vw wv (21 days ago)
He was masturbating in space, and that caused it
Jessie Hill (21 days ago)
wait... he survived that landing/ crash!! and can still play guitar? you would think how smart they supposedly are and how many time they simulated this they would of made a bigger parachute or used both he was talking about 😂 lol this is getting ridiculous. wake up people!!
Thomas Kundera (13 days ago)
+Jessie Hill : _"he wasent in that damn capsule"_ How do you know? _"he wouldn't be able to use any limbs"_ Why? Thanks.
Jessie Hill (13 days ago)
Thomas Kundera mate that was fakery you been gaven the ol rope a dope lol he wasent in that damn capsule wake up ppl don't you think they would of did a better job landing?? forget about the guitar he wouldn't be able to use any limbs 😂😂
Thomas Kundera (13 days ago)
+Jessie Hill : So can I see a justification of your affirmation : _" he survived that landing/ crash!! and can still play guitar?"_ Why landing in a Soyouz capsule prevent people playing a guitar? Explain.
Jessie Hill (13 days ago)
Thomas Kundera yes you ppl are !!
Thomas Kundera (13 days ago)
Stratoleft (21 days ago)
A colonel in what? Speaking of "what", what about this? I've never flown anything in my life. So give me a Pitts I aircraft (Curtis Pitts Special), and a about a half of a day with Skip Stewart. Then, you guys send this colonel up in whatever he flies, and lets see who's better. Let's see if this guy can get behind me in whatever he flies. K?
Our Flat Earth (21 days ago)
He means 'What I learned from lying to every man, woman, and child in the world for money.' Mr. Hadfield is an actor, as is every person who ever said they went to "space." We need to get our tax dollars back from everyone involved in this charade!
Thomas Kundera (13 days ago)
You are naive.
One Dee (22 days ago)
This man is a legend...!!
seannwidHD (22 days ago)
The Launch Pad😂😂 Sup Fortnite gamers
jeremy steiner (23 days ago)
Paid actor
T Rattanrama (23 days ago)
the moon, please.
Saint (23 days ago)
Chris is awesome badass smart and very good at describing things 😂
Aybek Jenish (24 days ago)
S (24 days ago)
What load of bullshit, you can see the same Images from a plane lol. So why is nasa faking all The pictures??
Thomas Kundera (13 days ago)
No. NASA is not faking anything.
pix studios (24 days ago)
Every time when someone says 9 year old it reminds me of pewdiepie Btw loved the speech
DANNY COOPER (24 days ago)
You can wash your hair with water in a multi billion dollar space station in the open water floating all over the place. Whatever he says
Mikeandsandy Broderick (24 days ago)
WOW...LOVED this!!
Rob Mulally (24 days ago)
Booking my flight from Sydney to Canada.
Pedro Rita-Pereira (25 days ago)
Fucking sob , Liar
Thomas Kundera (13 days ago)
Describing yourself?

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