Space Case Thrift
Mar 02, 2015
A Toronto doctor scored a major thrift-shop find, after discovering a flight suit she picked up on sale for $40 had once belonged to Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Dr. Julielynn Wong said that at first she thought the blue, badge-covered suit was simply a replica created by a space enthusiast. But after she reached out to Hadfield over Facebook, the two determined that it was indeed the same suit the astronaut wears in a photo that appears in one of his books.
Wong told CTV News Channel that neither she nor Hadfield have any idea how the suit ended up in a thrift store in Toronto’s trendy Queen Street West area. “But remember, Chris has had a lot of flight suits over the years, so it’s possible that one actually was donated to a warehouse and then ended up in a thrift shop” Dr. Wong says.
What would you do if you found a suit that had once belonged to an astronaut or pilot?