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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Published: 14/10/2021
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Back on the earth after three spaceflights, Chris Hadfield's captivating memoir An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth reveals extraordinary stories from his life as an astronaut, and shows how to make the impossible a reality. This edition contains a new afterword.

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 counter-intuitive 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: 9781529084788
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 22 mm


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Houston, we have a superstar - 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 - Daily Telegraph

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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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“An inspirational voice”

When was the last time you knew an astronaut by name? You'd probably list the lunar landing crews, but Chris Hadfield has turned astronauts into rockstars again. His openness and optimistic attitude to not just... More

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“Inspiring”

As a small boy growing up in a country with no space-programme or stated interest in space-exploration, Chris Hadfield's determination and success must be seen as nothing short of astonishing.
That he wrote a... More

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