When is Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes? on BBC Two tonight and what’s the space training series about?

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ASTRONAUTS: Do You Have What It Takes? is a BBC Two series which offers 12 aspiring space adventurers the chance of a lifetime.

But what is the show all about, when is it on and how is Chris Hadfield, a former astronaut, involved? Here’s what you need to know…

 Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes? is airing on the BBC tonight

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Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes? is airing on the BBC tonight

What is Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?

The show will see 12 wannabe astronauts taking part in a gruelling and physically and mentally taxing series of training tasks in the hope of maybe walking on the moon.

Watching over the men and women will be none other than Chris Hadfield, a former commander of the International Space Station.

He became a global sensation for his guitar-playing antics in zero gravity.

At the end of the series, Hadfield will recommend the best one to space agencies recruiting for potential astronauts to go into space.

 Chris Hadfield plays his guitar on the ISS

Chris Hadfield plays his guitar on the ISS

Who is Chris Hadfield?

Chris Hadfield is a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space.

He was born on August 29, 1959, in Ontario and was a test pilot for the Canadian Armed Forces before joining the Canadian Space Agency in 1992.

Hadfield made multiple trips to the ISS and became hugely popular thanks to his habit of taking photos of the Earth from space and posting them on Twitter.

His mission ended in May 2013 when he returned to Earth for the last time.

Estonia, from the Space Station. pic.twitter.com/Rs1sHTrjuq

— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) June 11, 2017

When is it on?

The six-part series concludes tonight, Sunday, October 1 at 8.00pm on BBC Two.

The show goes head-to-head with Antiques Roadshow on BBC One, The X Factor on ITV and Escape on Channel 4.

The candidates will fly to the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida where the winner will be chosen.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield sings Danny Boy

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