An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

What Going to Space Taught Me about Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD9609
Released: Oct 29, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478978954
Narrator/s: 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 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: don't 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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Author(s): Chris Hadfield
Product Number EB00276953
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316365314

Professional reviews

"Listeners, don't miss this one! By itself, Hadfield's account of his quest to become an astronaut and his ensuing adventures in space is totally entertaining and inspiring. And the promise of the title is realized in the life lessons he shares and the advice he offers for becoming successful and happy. But the real treat is Hadfield's presentation. His familiar and natural demeanor draws the listener in from the opening lines. All the joy and wonder he feels about space travel and life are conveyed through a masterful use of pace and tone, while flawless transitions lead to an equally effective delivery of the reflective passages. This appealing audiobook certainly allows Hadfield to add "narrator" to his impressive list of accomplishments. M.O.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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