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Beyond the Headlines: an astronaut's guide to self-isolation with Chris Hadfield

One of the many things an astronaut has to prepare for is the isolation.

Chris Hadfield has spent 166 days in space.

Living aboard the cramped conditions of Mir and the International Space Station, he's an expert in how to navigate life away from normality.

One of the many things an astronaut has to prepare for is the isolation.

This week on Beyond the Headlines, Mr Hadfield speaks with The National's Willy Lowry about training in extreme conditions as well as preparing physically and mentally to be cooped up in live off planet Earth.

What does he have to say about our current state of self-isolation as the coronavirus pandemic spreads around the world, the fear of the virus that has infected over 860,000 people, killing over 40,000 and how to navigate the new normal?

If you missed last week's episode of Beyond the Headlines, we took a look at how Iran, the centre of the infection in the Middle East, is handling the coronavirus.

Did the government ignore the warnings – including from its own health ministry – and delay steps to slow the infection’s spread?

Updated: April 13, 2020 08:23 AM

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