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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth - Chris Hadfield
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
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As Commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield captivated the world with stunning photos and commentary from space. Now, in his first book, Chris offers readers extraordinary stories from his life as an astronaut, and shows how to make the impossible a reality. Chris Hadfield... show more
As Commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield captivated the world with stunning photos and commentary from space. Now, in his first book, Chris offers readers extraordinary stories from his life as an astronaut, and shows how to make the impossible a reality. Chris Hadfield decided to become an astronaut after watching the Apollo moon landing with his family on Stag Island, Ontario, when he was nine years old, and it was impossible for Canadians to be astronauts. In 2013, he served as Commander of the International Space Station orbiting the Earth during a five-month mission. Fulfilling this lifelong dream required intense focus, natural ability and a singular commitment to “thinking like an astronaut.” In An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, Chris gives us a rare insider’s perspective on just what that kind of thinking involves, and how earthbound humans can use it to achieve success and happiness in their lives.Astronaut training turns popular wisdom about how to be successful on its head. Instead of visualizing victory, astronauts prepare for the worst; always sweat the small stuff; and do care what others think. Chris shows how this unique education comes into play with dramatic anecdotes about going blind during a spacewalk, getting rid of a live snake while piloting a plane, and docking with space station Mir when laser tracking systems fail at the critical moment. Along the way, he shares exhilarating experiences, and challenges, from his 144 days on the ISS, and provides an unforgettable answer to his most-asked question: What’s it really like in outer space?Written with humour, humility and a profound optimism for the future of space exploration, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth offers readers not just the inspiring story of one man’s journey to the ISS, but the opportunity to step into his space-boots and think like an astronaut—and renew their commitment to pursuing their own dreams, big or small.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780345812711 (0345812719)
ASIN: 0345812719
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
3.0 Interesting approach, not sure if author achieved what he wanted.
I'm not extremely familiar with Hadfield, but am aware of some of his work, his social media presence, etc. But I snagged this book in one of those Barnes & Noble sales and thought this sounded interesting. Unfortunately it's not quite what I thought it would be. Despite the title I was under the ...
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5.0 An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
ALL THE STARS!
Reads and Needs
Reads and Needs rated it
5.0 The Trip Takes a Lifetime
Chris Hadfield's book "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth" was an amazing read that I couldn't put down. Surprisingly, there were a lot of things that I learned through reading Hadfield's book. There were a lot of motivational moments throughout and plenty of opportunities to reflect on my own ...
Toni
Toni rated it
5.0 "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth", by Chris Hadfield
Being a Canadian I must admit being slightly biased in my assessment of this impressive, modest and charming book written by one of Canada’s much loved hero and one of the world`s most famous and recognized Astronauts.In his modest mémoir Mr. Hadfield recounts for most part a life working diligently...
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4.5 My Best Book of February
I haven't got a whole lot of reading done in February, being very busy at work and getting ready for a birding trip. But of the books I did get to, this one is at the top of the heap. Chris Hadfield seems like a guy it would be fun to have coffee with. He appears to have written the book himsel...
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