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An astronaut's guide to life on Earth /

by Hadfield, Chris [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2013]; ©2013Edition: First edition.Description: 295 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780316253017 (hc. : alk. paper) :; 0316253014 (hc. : alk. paper).Title notes: $28.00 12-2013 (db)Other title: Astronaut's guide to life on Earth : what going to space taught me about ingenuity, determination, and being prepared for anything.Subject(s): Hadfield, Chris, 1959- | Astronauts -- Canada -- Biography
Contents:
Introduction: Mission impossible -- Pre-launch. 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? -- Liftoff. 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 -- Coming down to Earth. Soft landings ; Climbing down the ladder.
Summary: Hadfield takes readers into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. He developed an unconventional philosophy at NASA: Prepare for the worst-- and enjoy every moment of it. By thinking like an astronaut, you can change the way you view life on Earth-- especially your own.
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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 .<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.

$28.00 12-2013 (db)

Includes index.

Hadfield takes readers into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. He developed an unconventional philosophy at NASA: Prepare for the worst-- and enjoy every moment of it. By thinking like an astronaut, you can change the way you view life on Earth-- especially your own.

Introduction: Mission impossible -- Pre-launch. 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? -- Liftoff. 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 -- Coming down to Earth. Soft landings ; Climbing down the ladder.

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