The Guardian is singing the praises of Canadian fighter jock, test pilot and astronaut, the soon-to-be ISS commander, Chris Hadfield. This line says it all:
"...he is on the way to becoming a breakthrough star in his own right, the
first internationally recognisable astronaut since the grainy black and
white television images made Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and the
original Apollo astronauts into superstars."
It's a good read. Check it out.