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An astronaut's guide to life on Earth

Author: Chris Hadfield
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality. Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Named Person: Chris Hadfield; Chris Hadfield
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Hadfield
ISBN: 9781447257103 1447257103 9781447257516 1447257510
OCLC Number: 858311924
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 295 pages : illustrations, some color ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I PRE-LAUNCH --
1. The Trip Takes a Lifetime --
2. Have an Attitude --
3. The Power of Negative Thinking --
4. Sweat the Small Stuff --
5. The Last People in the World --
6. What's the Next Thing That Could Kill Me? --
pt. II LIFT OFF --
7. Tranquility Base, Kazakhstan --
8. How to Get Blasted (and Feel Good the Next Day) --
9. Aim to Be a Zero --
10. Life off Earth --
11. Square Astronaut, Round Hole --
pt. III COMING DOWN TO EARTH --
12. Soft Landings --
13. Climbing Down the Ladder.
Responsibility: Chris Hadfield.

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'Houston, we have a superstar' Washington Post 'Hadfield has done more than probably any astronaut since the Apollo missions to transform the image of space exploration ... Space has rarely seemed to Read more...

 
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