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Chris Hadfield
Chris HadfieldAstronaut, Former Commander of the International Space Station“Good morning, Earth.” That is how Colonel Chris Hadfield—writing on Twitter—woke up the world every day while living aboard the International Space Station for over five months. Since blasting off from Kazakhstan in... show more



Chris HadfieldAstronaut, Former Commander of the International Space Station“Good morning, Earth.” That is how Colonel Chris Hadfield—writing on Twitter—woke up the world every day while living aboard the International Space Station for over five months. Since blasting off from Kazakhstan in December 2012, Hadfield has become a worldwide sensation, harnessing the power of social media to make outer space accessible to millions and infusing a sense of wonder into the collective consciousness not felt since man first walked on the moon. Called “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong” by the BBC, Hadfield, now safely back on Earth, continues to bring the glory of science and space travel to everyone he encounters.Hadfield is the pioneer of many firsts. In 1992, he was selected by the Canadian Space Agency as a NASA Mission Specialist – Canada’s first fully-qualified Space Shuttle crewmember. Three years later, he was the first Canadian to operate the Canadarm in space, and the first Canadian to board a Russian spacecraft as he helped build the Russian space station ‘Mir’. In 2001, he performed two spacewalks - the first Canadian to do so - and in 2010 the CSA and NASA announced Hadfield’s third mission: commanding the International Space Station (ISS)—again a first for a Canadian.Hadfield launched into space on December 19, 2012 and took command of the ISS in March. His multiple daily Tweets and photographs from space made people see the world differently. His accessibility, whether answering questions such as, “How do you wring out a washcloth in space,” via Skype or collaborating with The Barenaked Ladies for a song sung by nearly a million people simultaneously, endeared him to all while he orbited Earth. A heavily decorated astronaut, engineer, and pilot, Hadfield’s many awards include receiving the Order of Ontario, the Meritorious Service Cross, and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. He was named the top Test Pilot in both the US Air Force and the US Navy, and has been inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. He is also commemorated on Canadian postage stamps, Royal Canadian Mint silver and gold coins, and on Canada’s new 5 dollar bill.

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Read The World
Read The World rated it 2 years ago
I finished this book earlier this year, and I've thought about it quite a lot. I must confess it did take me a long time to finish it, maybe a couple of months, but I wouldn't say that was a bad thing – it was more the kind of book you pick up once in a while, read a chapter, and put down satisfied....
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 4 years ago
Beautifully illustrated by the Fan Brothers, and written by astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield. A story about being afraid of the dark, learning to see the wonder of stars, space, and the night sky, and chasing your dreams. Perfect for fans of the space...
Edward
Edward rated it 6 years ago
Introduction--You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space StationPhoto location mapAcknowledgmentsImage credits
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it 6 years ago
While the self-help book aspect doesn't really gel for me on a personal level, it did help organise the book, and saved it from being Yet Another Astronaut Biography. Mostly it makes the book a comprehensive discussion of how astronauts are trained and why, how the shuttle and the space station work...
Toni
Toni rated it 6 years ago
This book is a virtual creation of earth from space. Mr. Hadfield shares with us along with his thoughts a selection of amazing and unforgettable photographs taken during his five months stay on the International Space Station. This planetary tour opens a window to the magnificence of the landscapes...
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