How do you put a man in space - and keep him alive there?
As the man behind the iconic Apollo 11 space suits, Caroline Radnofsky's grandfather left a lasting legacy.

In her film Putting Man on the Moon, the Al Jazeera correspondent sets out to find out more about the man known as "the mad Russian" and the space mission. She meets Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield in Toronto.

"Chris Hadfield may have achieved international recognition as the first Canadian to perform a spacewalk and serve as commander of the International Space Station, but he is most famous for the YouTube videos he uploaded from space: his cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity has more than 27 million views.

"Like any sensible person then, I memorised the lyrics in advance of meeting him, just in case he suggested an impromptu singalong. Unsurprisingly, he did not. But we did get a private performance of one of his original songs called 'Space Lullaby'," says Caroline Radnofsky.

Filmmaker Jonathan Richards adds: "We were a little nervous asking Chris Hadfield to sing for us, but he was really gracious and acted like it was one of the most natural things in the world. After the busy pace of the shoot, it was very special to take some time in his front room and listen to this famous astronaut play us a song."

Source: Al Jazeera