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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth - Chris Hadfield

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

Paperback Published: 1st April 2015
ISBN: 9781447259947
Number Of Pages: 304

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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality.

About the Author

Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. The top graduate of the U.S. Air Force test pilot school in 1988 and U.S. Navy test pilot of the year in 1991, Colonel Hadfield was selected to be an astronaut in 1992. He was CAPCOM for 25 shuttle launches and served as Director of NASA Operations in Star City, Russia from 2001-2003, Chief of Robotics at the Johnson Space Center in Houston from 2003-2006, and Chief of International Space Station Operations from 2006-2008. Hadfield most recently served as Commander of the International Space Station where, while conducting a record-setting number of scientific experiments and overseeing an emergency spacewalk, he gained worldwide acclaim for his breathtaking photographs and educational videos about life in space. His music video, a zero gravity version of David Bowie's Space Oddity received over 10 million views in its first three days online.


A fabulously insightful read


I'm a bit of a space fan and loved learning about astronauts and how they train for visits to the ISS. Chris Hadfield is a very interesting character too.

Brisbane, Australia



5.0 1


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 * Houston, we have a superstar * Washington Post *

Introduction - i: Introduction: Mission ImpossibleUnit - Part 1: PRE-LAUNCHChapter - 1: The Trip Takes a LifetimeChapter - 2: Have an AttitudeChapter - 3: The Power of Negative ThinkingChapter - 4: Sweat the Small StuffChapter - 5: The Last People in the WorldChapter - 6: What's the Next Thing That Could Kill MeUnit - Part 2: LIFTOFFChapter - 7: Tranquility Base, KazakhstanChapter - 8: How to Get Blasted (and Feel Good the Next Day)Chapter - 9: Aim to Be a ZeroChapter - 10: Life off EarthChapter - 11: Square Astronaut, Round HoleUnit - Part 3: COMING DOWN TO EARTHChapter - 12: Soft LandingsChapter - 13: Climbing Down the LadderAcknowledgements - ii: AcknowledgmentsIndex - iii: IndexSection - iv: Illustrations

ISBN: 9781447259947
ISBN-10: 1447259947
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st April 2015
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Type: Unabridged