An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

by Chris Hadfield

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Overview

"Hadfield is a genius, a man of science and technology and no first-timer to the universe."-New York Post

Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 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.

In his bestselling An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, 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, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316253031
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 63,583
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. In May 2013, Hadfield returned to Earth after serving as Commander of the International Space Station, where he and his crew lived for five months (his third mission). 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, Hadfield was selected to be an astronaut in 1992.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Mission Impossible 1

Part I Pre-Launch

1 The Trip Takes a Lifetime 23

2 Have an Attitude 37

3 The Power of Negative Thinking 51

4 Sweat the Small Stuff 73

5 The Last People in the World 97

6 What's the Next Thing That Could Kill Me? 117

Part II Liftoff

7 Tranquility Base, Kazakhstan 139

8 How to Get Blasted (and Feel Good the Next Day) 157

9 Aim to Be a Zero 181

10 Life off Earth 195

11 Square Astronaut, Round Hole 221

Part III Coming Down to Earth

12 Soft Landings 243

13 Climbing Down the Ladder 265

Acknowledgments 283

Index 285

Reading Group Guide 297

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