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Brief Review: As Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, by Chris Hadfield

Posted by douggoodman on January 27, 2017 at 2:50 PM

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on EarthAn Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've worked at NASA for over 15 years, and this is the first astronaut bio I picked up. I read it mainly thinking for research for Kaijunaut ("get inside an astronaut's head" kind of reading), but I ended up enjoying this book a lot. I liked the spin on the astronaut bio, that it read like a self-help book, but not an overindulgent one. And the book is still mostly about Col. Hadfield's experiences - how he worked to become an astronaut at a time when Canada wasn't flying into space, what it was like living on MIR, and of course it culminates in his final experience as commander of Expedition 34/35. I would recommend this book to anyone who is tired of stuffy biographies, or for any first-time readers of astronaut bios. I have to say, the book left me wanting more, similar stories.

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