An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

  • von Chris Hadfield
  • Sprecher: Chris Hadfield
  • 8 Std. 45 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality.
Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 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, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's ‘Space Oddity' in space. The secret to Chris Hadfield's success - and survival - is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst - and enjoy every moment of it.
In his book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Chris Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the mesmerizing 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 extraordinary education in space has taught him some counterintuitive lessons: don't visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff. You might never be able to build a robot, pilot a spacecraft, make a music video or perform basic surgery in zero gravity like Colonel Hadfield. But his vivid and refreshing insights in this book will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth - especially your own.


Beschreibung von Audible

Deeply moving in its ability to engage, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth is written by NASA Astronaut and YouTube star Colonel Chris Hadfield with the complete and unabridged audiobook narrated by the author. Hadfield’s writing is exquisite, his stories exceedingly entertaining and wisdom unbounded. His lifelong determination to make his dreams come true is tremendously inspiring. 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. Available now from Audible.


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Among my favorites from now on

I never thought I could find some of the most wise advices for practical life in this book. Hadfield presents a series of events that bacame turning points in his career, all of them with a witty message that everyone can apply to daily life. The meticulous approach to risk management as an astronaut is a value framework for making decisions, and how the unforeseeable events are just around the corner, which holds for personal and professional life. This gave me a new viewpoint on the power of negative thinking and how it complements a positive attitute towards life.

Highly recommended book.
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- Juan David Correa Ramírez

Fun and Interesting

Listened to the audiobook read by the author since that's my favorite kind of audiobook now.
Chris Hadfield is a really aspiring and motivated person who decided to become an astronaut when he was nine years old and followed his dreams ever since. Hard work and dedication finally paid off and he ended up being the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space.
The writing was really entertaining and well paced, loads of cool stories and insights into the life of an astronaut and what's necessary to get there.
I really enjoyed the narration by Chris Hadfield himself, he likes what he wrote and quite often he'd chuckle a little which made me laugh too.
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- Mirco Blaser

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 29.10.2013
  • Verlag: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd