An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me about Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me about Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me about Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

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Prior to the Shuttle program nearly every astronaut came from a military background, be they test pilots or engineers. I ran through my checklists, copied and pasted the review, and thinking of my wife and children who had taken jobs to support this review, uploaded.

This is a very enjoyable listen for anyone interested in the space program and that side of science and engineering in general and I really appreciated the detail that Hadfield puts into this side of things in the book. An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth was definitely one of the more interesting and compelling memoir of sorts that I've read which proffered valuable life lessons. This book, to be honest, has left me in sheer envy at the life of a man who knew exactly what he wanted and became so good at what he did that he created his own philosophy. Garbage disposal is by sending everything back in the small supply rockets that are sent up to them. We had shed calcium and minerals in space, so our bones were weaker; so were our muscles, because for 22 hours a day, they’d encountered no resistance whatsoever.Afterward, a doctor took swabs of all parts of my body - behind my ears, my tongue, my crotch - to see if I had any infections, then rubbed me down with alcohol just in case I did. That’s helpful in zero gravity, where there’s nothing to prevent the hem of your pants from migrating well north of your ankle. These days, the purpose of quarantine is as much psychological as it is medical: an enforced time-out ensures the astronauts transition to a new kind of existence and go into a high-pressure situation feeling calm and fully prepared. It is so refreshing to read about Hadfield's lifelong dedication and commitment to achieve his boyhood aspirations. I often cite this book as one of my favourites (I am fascinated by humans being/living in space) and it is one I reread when the mood takes me.

The world was rolling by underneath, every place I’d read about or dreamed of visiting streaming past. A lot of what happens to the human body in space is really similar to what happens during the aging process. This advise made more practical sense than any quote I have seen attributed to the Dalai Lama or some such.Something frustrating happened at work the other — a “something” that continually resurfaces again and again and again. Instead, Hadfield describes his accomplishments unemotionally and without a lot of insight - other than "work hard and dream big! Very quickly, though, the warmth of unity morphs to the sourness of resentment which makes hardships seem even more intolerable and doesn’t help get the job done.

This is one of those books that makes you look internally at yourself and your life and question if you’re living it the way you should. Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. Astronauts are not just expected to respond positively to criticism, but to go one step further and draw attention to their missteps and miscalculations. I took courses in HTML, web publishing and had a short stint as an intern in the Goodreads IT department. The main structure is a long series of connected cylinders and spheres, only they’re square inside, not circular.If you’re looking to get into a memoir that explores the life of someone extraordinary who does extraordinary things yet still stays humble and true in his account of it, I highly recommend this. He speaks humbly to an almost infuriating degree - at times I found myself wishing he'd get on with acknowledging how awesome at everything he had to be to end up where he did.

Hadfield most recently served as 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. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned as an astronaut is to value the wisdom of humility, as well as the sense of perspective it gives you. Hadfield's success-and survival-is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst- and enjoy every moment of it. NASA looks for a certain type of person, someone who plays well with others, and who can be locked in a tin can for six months and excel, so temperament alone could disqualify you for space flight. The ISS is a one-million-pound spaceship that’s the size of a football field, including the end zones, and boasts a full acre of solar panels.His music video, a zero gravity version of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' received over 10 million views in its first three days online. I was excited he talked about filming videos aboard the ISS and how he went viral, because I recognized several of the videos he’d talked about that I’ve already seen myself. 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. He explains that it is all well and good living your life in a sense of reacting to problems that arise, however if you don't know what you're doing when these problems arise and you're forced to come up with a plan on the spot, then a lot can go wrong.

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