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

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"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.

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

  1. Not your average autobiography I'm a Chris Hadfield fan - I will admit that first up. I bought this because of that initially. However, it was absolutely not what I was thinking it would be. Part motivational, part life lessons, part autobiography, this book is eminently readable and written in easy to read language and easy to digest sentences.Hadfield gets his message across telling the story of his career as an Astronaut - and what he did to get there. I have to say that from this, now I am absolutely a...

  2. Be a zero not a hero I had the opportunity to see Col. Chris Hadfield speak recently and he was so compelling, eloquent, and inspiring that I bought his book during the talk and began reading it right after. There are so many nuggets of wisdom in this book but what will stick with me the most is the idea that in a profession (and in life) there are minus 1’s (people who take away and detract from whatever is going on), 0’s (people who neither detract nor add value), and plus 1’s (true value creators). The path to...

  3. The luckiest people off Earth -- and the lucky readers still on it If I’d ever get to go to space, Col. Chris Hadfield is the human I’d want to go with. But as this is not quite likely to ever happen (the orbital mechanics of my life seems to have placed me on a different trajectory), reading his book “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth” is probably my best, realistic option to go for a journey with Commander Hadfield.And what a journey it is! The genre is a familiar one, the combination of an intimate, personal voyage with a grand story of human...

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