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An astronaut's guide to life on Earth

by Hadfield, Chris, 1959- (Author)

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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--... Full description


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Table of 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.