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

ISBN-10: 1447257510
ISBN-13: 9781447257516
Edition: 2013
Authors: Chris Hadfield
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 11/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.13" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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.

Chris Hadfield is an Instructor at Hennepin Technical College.

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