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An astronaut's guide to life on Earth

Author: Chris Hadfield
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Chris Hadfield; Chris Hadfield
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Hadfield
ISBN: 9780316253017 0316253014
OCLC Number: 861187010
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 295 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Mission impossible --
The trip takes a lifetime --
Have an attitude --
The power of negative thinking --
Sweat the small stuff --
The last people in the world --
What's the next thing that could kill me? --
Tranquility Base, Kazakhstan --
How to get blasted (and feel good the next day) --
Aim to be a zero --
Life off Earth --
Square astronaut, round hole --
Soft landings --
Climbing down the ladder.
Responsibility: Chris Hadfield.

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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 stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the 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 education in space has taught him some counterintuitive lessons: don't visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff.

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