Quarantine Routine: Chris Hadfield says self-isolation is a lot like flying a spaceship

“You’re part of a crew trying to accomplish an objective”

Who: Former astronaut Chris Hadfield

Days in isolation: 33
Quarantine team: His wife, Helene, daughter-in-law, Mizai, and four-year-old granddaughter, Eleanor
Location: A two-bedroom cottage near Sarnia, Ontario

As told to Alex McClintock: “I set an alarm for 6 a.m. and get up around sunrise. Isolation hasn’t disrupted my usual routine too much, except that we’re down at our tiny little cottage near Sarnia, which was built in the 1800s. It’s me, my wife, my daughter-in-law and my granddaughter. That’s the crew of the spaceship.

…I’m writing a fourth book, I do interviews with media around the world, I chair a technology incubator called the Creative Destruction Lab, I do talks, I teach at the University of Waterloo and I’m the chair of the board of Open Lunar Foundation, a non-profit focused on lunar exploration. I’m currently doing all of that over video chat, since we obviously can’t have in-person meetings.”

Source: Toronto Life