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
Results 1-5 of 96
What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything Chris Hadfield ... Roaring around in a rocket, exploring space, pushing the boundaries of knowledge and human capability—I knew, with absolute ...
What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything Chris Hadfield. changed everything. It started out perfectly: we headed to sunny Southern California in December, just as winter gripped ...
What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything Chris Hadfield ... keep me alive and able to breathe if the spacecraft depressurizes in the vacuum of space—because this isn't a run-through.
What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything Chris Hadfield. Six seconds to go. The engines start to light, and we sway forward as this huge new force bends the vehicle, which lurches ...
What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything Chris Hadfield. and immediate that it seems inaccurate, somehow, to describe it in the past tense. Launch is overwhelming on a sensory level: ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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
Aim to Be a Zero
Life off Earth
practicalities and logistics of even more ambitious expeditions
Square Astronaut Round Hole
COMING DOWN TO EARTH
Reading Group Guide
How to Get Blasted and Feel Good the Next Day