An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything
Travel to space and back with astronaut Chris Hadfield's "enthralling" bestseller as your eye-opening guide (Slate).
Colonel 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. 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.
"Hadfield proves himself to be not only a fierce explorer of the universe, but also a deeply thoughtful explorer of the human condition." —Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
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What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything Chris Hadfield. NATIONAL BESTSELLER AN ASTRONAUT'S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH WHAT GOING TO SPACE TAUGHT ME ABOUT INGENUITY , DETERMINATION , AND ...
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What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything Chris Hadfield. knew what I wanted to do with my life. I was going to follow in the footsteps so boldly imprinted just moments before.
What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything Chris Hadfield. choices had been making me miserable, I couldn't have continued. I lack the gene for martyrdom.
What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything Chris Hadfield. studied and worked numbers, my eyes would sometimes drift up to the picture of the Space Shuttle I'd hung over my desk.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Authentico - LibraryThing
It's just ok. It should just be renamed to 'Chris Hadfield: I Got Lucky' or something like that since the book seems to follow a timeline of the life of Chris. It does talk about his life when he's ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Skybalon - LibraryThing
The biography part is good, but maybe a little light on details. The self-help part is good, but not much more than platitudes. Yet somehow the combination is fine, not great but fine. You learn a little and maybe get inspired just a little. Read full review
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