Monday, March 21, 2016

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
By Chris Hadfield
Little, Brown and Company, 2013. 295 pgs. Biography

Chis Hadfield, the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space, talks in detail about his path to becoming an astronaut and his experiences while working with NASA. I first heard about this book while listening to an NPR story about how food is prepared and eaten in space. In addition to  learning those fascinating details, I was enamored with Hadfield's descriptions of the space program and all of the hard work it takes to become an astronaut.

Hadfield has posted multiple entertaining YouTube videos recorded during his time floating above the earth that helped me get a better mental picture of what it would be like to live in zero gravity. Learning about the training, dedication, and time involved in becoming an astronaut strengthened my respect for those in the aeronautics field. I would recommend this book to anyone!


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