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Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, An

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  • Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, An 
    Title: Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, An
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 01/11/2013
    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    Price: $33.00
    Publishing status: Active

    He makes zany educational videos (eg,?‘How to Cook Spinach in Space’) and posts?remarkable photographic images on his?Twitter feed, but Chris Hadfield is probably?best known to many of us for his in-space?performance of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’,?which has achieved close to 20 million?YouTube hits. It’s not surprising, then, that?An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth is a?rollicking adventure of one man’s journey?from the nine-year-old boy watching the?Apollo moon landing to the commander of the?International Space Station orbiting the earth.?As you’d expect, an astronaut’s life isn’t all fun?and games, and there are plenty of words of?wisdom here for earthbound types from a man?who’s seen it all from afar.

    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, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. The secret to Col. Hadfield's success - and survival - is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst - and enjoy every moment of it. In An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Col. 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 Col. Hadfield. But his vivid and refreshing insights will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth - especially your own.

    ISBN: 9781447257516
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