295 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Chris (author.) Hadfield

An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth

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Chris hadfield was selected by the canadian space agency to be an astronaut in 1992. He was chief of robotics at the johnson space center in houston from 2003-2006, and in march 2013, he became the first canadian commander of the international space station where, while conducting a record-setting number of scientific experiments and overseeing an emergency spacewalk, he gained worldwide acclaim for his breathtaking photographs and educational videos about life in space. His youtube music video, a zero-gravity version of david bowie's space oddity, has received millions of views--provided by publisher. Introduction: mission impossible -- -- 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: liftoff -- 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 chris hadfield. Issued also in electronic format.

Publisher: Random House Canada,