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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me

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Edited by: Yara Sameh
"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.

Paperback: 320 pages
Author: Chris Hadfield
Publisher: Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (April 14، 2015)
Language: English
Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches

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.

Editorial Reviews
A Slate Staff Pick for Best Books 2013

"A very human glance into a rarified world.... The vacuum of space is unforgiving and brutal. Life on earth isn't easy، either. Mr. Hadfield has genuinely and refreshingly increased our understanding of how to thrive in both places."―The Wall Street Journal

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

"A satisfying behind-the-scenes look at the life of an astronaut.... A page-turning memoir of life as a decorated astronaut."―Kirkus Reviews

"Houston، we have a superstar."―Washington Post

"This memoir is part fascinating view، part Boy Scout manual."―New York Times

"A satisfying behind-the-scenes look at the life of an astronaut.... A page-turning memoir of life as a decorated astronaut."―Kirkus

"Hadfield proves himself to be not only a fierce explorer of the universe، but also a deeply thoughtful explorer of the human condition، capable of articulating those most universal of inquiries in simple yet profound language.... The book itself is absolutely spectacular."―Brain Pickings

"Lessons from his new book، AN ASTRONAUT'S GUIDE TO LIFE، are so inspiring that it's hard to decide which one to tell you about."―USA Today

"Our planet's one-man ambassador to the universe."―Gothamist

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