An Astronauts Guide to Life on Earth by Chris HadfieldColonel 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. Hadfields success-and survival-is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst-and enjoy every moment of it.
In An Astronauts 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: dont 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.
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His video demonstrations don't always go right. Hadfield became a space sensation because of his informative, irreverent videos from the International Space Station. Our favorites include Hadfield showing everyone how to make a peanut-butter-and-honey sandwich in space, and what happens when you wring out a wet towel on the space station. But even Hadfield makes mistakes. During his first ISS mission he made a video demonstration of cutting his fingernails over the air intake so they'd be sucked into it.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is scheduled to return to Earth on Monday after spending five months aboard the International Space Station. During the day flight Hadfield performs two space walks, making him the first Canadian to float freely in space. It uses the ocean floor to simulate exploration missions to the surface of asteroids, the moon and Mars. Is involved in more than science experiments. Draws more than , social-media followers as he posts hundreds of pictures of Earth.
He had set a number of space records for a Canadian astronauts. He was born on August 29th in Sarnia, Canada. Hadfield was interested in flying from an early age. He won a glider pilot scholarship at the age of 15 years and a year later received a powered pilot scholarship as an Air Cadet. He joined Canadian Armed Forces in Declan, Tobin. Tobin, Declan.
Chris Austin Hadfield born 29 August is a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. An engineer and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station. Hadfield, who was raised on a farm in southern Ontario , was inspired as a child when he watched the Apollo 11 Moon landing on TV. He attended high school in Oakville and Milton and earned his glider pilot licence as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. While in the military he learned to fly various types of aircraft and eventually became a test pilot and flew several experimental planes. In , he was accepted into the Canadian astronaut program by the Canadian Space Agency. He first flew in space aboard STS in November as a mission specialist.