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Author Hadfield, Chris, 1959- author.

Title An astronaut's guide to life on Earth / Chris Hadfield.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  629.45 H117Bh 2013    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Biography  BIO Hadfield    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 295 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Note Includes index.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject Hadfield, Chris, 1959-
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- History.
Hadfield, Chris, 1959- (OCoLC)fst01913980
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (OCoLC)fst00528469
Hadfield, Chris.
Astronauts -- Canada -- Biography.
Manned space flight -- History.
Astronauts. (OCoLC)fst00819615
Manned space flight. (OCoLC)fst01007789
Canada. (OCoLC)fst01204310
Astronauts -- Canada -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780316253017 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
0316253014 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
Standard No. 9780316253017 52800

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