Yup, I have my passport!So, among the questions Chris Hadfield answered during his Reddit AMA last week, one in particular sparked quite the reaction after he related a surprising (but maybe not so shocking) aspect of returning to Earth.
The fun started when Reddit user IAMAfortunecookieAMA asked the former astronaut: "Did you have to pass through Customs or some other international checkpoint when you landed in Kazakhstan?"
"Yes, we did," was Hadfield's reply. "NASA kept our passports and visas, and brought them to us at landing, so we had them at the Karaganda airport to leave Kazakhstan. A funny but necessary detail of returning to Earth."
At first glance, that is pretty funny. Reddit agreed, and the jokes began to fly about as fast as the many vehicles the retired Canadian Air Force colonel has flown and commanded over the years ...
I'm sorry, but we have no record of you entering Kazakhstan. Explain yourself.
December 4, 2013
Hydra_Bear followed up:
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"I fell out of the sky"