An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (Paperback)
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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 29/01/2015
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Superstar spaceman Chris Hadfield shares the invaluable life lessons that he has picked up in the course of his training to become an astronaut and the do-or-die crises that have arisen once adrift in the cosmos. Always engaging and lively, Hadfield’s unconventional self-help guide is a marvellously entertaining volume.

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in space.

The secret to Chris Hadfield's success - and survival - is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst - and enjoy every moment of it.

In his book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Chris Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the mesmerizing wonder of spacewalks and the measured, calm responses mandated by crises, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement - and happiness.

His own extraordinary education in space has taught him some counterintuitive lessons: don't visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff.

You might never be able to build a robot, pilot a spacecraft, make a music video or perform basic surgery in zero gravity like Colonel Hadfield, but his vivid and refreshing insights in this book will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth - especially your own.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447259947
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 244 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 20 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition


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'Houston, we have a superstar' - The Washington Post 

'Hadfield has done more than probably any astronaut since the Apollo missions to transform the image of space exploration . . . Space has rarely seemed to close, or the world so astonishing' - The Daily Telegraph

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I was expecting something quite different, and ultimately something wonderfully exciting from this book. I can't really think if there are many (if any) things that hold more wonder to me than the exploration of... More

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“Take a journey into space with everyone's favourite Starman...”

Prepare for the worst. Care what others think. Sweat the small stuff. These mottos underpin the life experiences of Commander Chris Hadfield, the astronaut who shot to fame (and outer space) in 2013 when he filmed... More

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“Incredible.”

I had watched the YouTube videos of Chris Hadfield doing ordinary, everyday tasks on the International Space Station, before I knew this book was coming out. He seemed like an interesing and fun guy, and when I saw... More

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