Area-mad Adam King, the younger boy who won over viewers’ hearts when he recently appeared on The Late Late Toy Show in Eire, moved one step nearer to attaining his goals when he caught up with astronaut Chris Hadfield over video chat.
On Saturday 28 November, six-year-old Adam, from County Cork, was interviewed by Ryan Tubridy on the annual festive Late Late Toy Present about his love of area and his aspiration to turn out to be a capsule communicator for NASA.
Adam, who has brittle bones and makes use of a wheelchair, informed Ryan that he needed to turn out to be ‘CAPCOM in NASA’, explaining that the function is ‘captain in floor management’.
After Adam’s look on the present, Canadian astronaut and former commander of the Worldwide Area Station Chris reached out to him on Twitter, saying that they ‘ought to speak area collectively’.
Throughout final night time’s The Late Late Present, their digital face-to-face assembly lastly occurred.
Chris first despatched a video message to Adam, saying within the clip that he was ‘so impressed with the particular person that you’re’ when he noticed him on The Late Late Toy Present.
Commander Chris Hadfield sends a message to area fan Adam King (The Late Late Present/RTÉ One)
‘The best way that you just spoke, the way in which that you just handled everyone round you, however the way in which that you just confirmed us the issues that you just’re dreaming of – I discovered it actually inspiring, since you’re working onerous and turning your self into the person who you dream of being,’ he stated.
Chris stated that when he was Adam’s age, he dreamed of travelling to area, ultimately occurring to go to area thrice and serving to 25 area shuttle missions happen whereas working in CAPCOM.
‘What I noticed on the Toy Present that impressed me probably the most was two issues about you Adam. That you’re sort, that you just deal with the individuals round you kindly,’ he said.
‘And quantity two, that you just’re actually sincere about it. You’re within the info about what actually issues. And I feel these two issues are essential in life.’
Chris stated that when it’s secure to take action, he plans on visiting his daughter in Dublin, including that he hopes he’ll be capable to ‘sit down and speak area’ with Adam ‘head to head’ when he travels to Eire.
Chris and Adam speak all issues area over video chat (The Late Late Present/RTÉ One)
Chris and Adam additionally video-chatted throughout final night time’s The Late Late Present.
Throughout their dialog, Adam informed the astronaut that typically when he imagines going to area, he visits the moon, whereas at different instances he ventures to completely different planets.
Chris informed Adam that he used to do the identical factor when he was a toddler along with his siblings.
Adam then requested the Canadian whether or not he was afraid when he went on his first area mission.
‘After I was six years previous, I used to be afraid, as a result of I didn’t know all the pieces that I wanted to know but,’ Chris replied.
‘However I modified who I used to be Adam. I studied, and I learn books, and I watched motion pictures, and I talked to individuals who knew what they had been doing, after which I practised – identical to you’re practising – over and time and again.
‘On the day that I used to be going to area, and I walked up and rode up the elevator into the rocket after which lay down within the rocket on my again, though it was a harmful factor, as a result of I knew what I used to be doing and I’d studied and practised, I wasn’t afraid, and I used to be prepared.’
Chris added that he’d ‘a lot relatively be prepared than afraid’, telling Adam: ‘You’ve received your complete life to prepare.’
The Late Late Present airs on Friday at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.