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Space Case Thrift

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.

Dr. Julielynn Wong, right, poses in the flight suit.

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?

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