Chris hadfield living in space
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.
Chris Hadfield answers questions live from space with the Governor General of Canada
An Astronaut’s Guide
The first Canadian to walk in space, 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.
As a boy, Hadfield dreamed of becoming an astronaut, and since , he has been an integral part of both the Canadian and American space programs. In December , he embarked on a five-month stay in space, where his Twitter posts about life aboard the International Space Station made him a celebrity. Raised on a farm, Hadfield developed an early taste for adventure, and by his teens, he was already an accomplished skier. But flying was Hadfield's true passion. At the age of 15, the young Air Cadet won a glider pilot scholarship. He dreamed even then of becoming an astronaut, but his native Canada offered no astronaut program to pursue.
He has been a great inspiration for space travel via every type of social media with the assistance of his son, Evan , giving those of us down on Earth some of the best peeks at what it is like to live and work in space, plus has entertained us with his guitar playing as well! He tweets constantly, sharing photos of his view from above and has made nearly 70 informative videos to quench our curiosity about day to day space living.
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