Chris Hadfield Educational Books | Digital and Audio | Explore Space through the stories, pictures and videos of Chris Hadfield, Canadian Astronaut. Hadfield is a genius, a man of science and technology and no first-timer to the universe. -New York Post Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and "Lessons from his new book, AN ASTRONAUT'S GUIDE TO LIFE , are so. That is how Colonel Chris Hadfield--writing on Twitter--woke up the world every day while living aboard the Since blasting off from Kazakhstan in December , Hadfield has become a worldwide sensation, Books By Chris Hadfield.
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It is really just a distillation of all the talks I have given for the past 21 years. People are interested in space, and I enjoy the experiences and I talk about them, but always my purpose of my talks and the underlying reason that I am talking to them is to try to bring it back to, Why does this matter? What is the good in it? How does this change your decision-making and your understanding or your perspective such that it accomplishes something? So it occurred to me a couple of years ago while [my wife] and I were out walking the dogs, it really is an " Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth ," and that's where all of it comes back to being worth talking about.
Was that your intention?
CH: When I have a complicated system, say like the T [jet] hydraulics, or the Soyuz [capsule] motion control system, the way I have learned over the last 40 years, to truly understand it, is to distill it down to a one-pager where all the information I need is written down on one 8.
It serves me two purposes. One, it forces me to condense my thinking into what really matters so I have the relevant nature of it. The other is, it serves as a quick reminder. So when I am getting ready for a sim[ulation], or I'm flipping through things getting ready to go to space, I can look at this page — and sure, it's got the information on it — but to me it helps me remember the details that are significant to me. When I was writing the book, I tried to write it in the same vein.
You could write a long paragraph on a topic, but if you do not give someone an easy way to remember it, it can get a little bit lost.
I tried to distill in just a few words something pithy or key about the idea so that it would be easier for people to remember. Then hopefully the next time they are faced with a scary situation, or a complex leadership situation or a change in their life, those few words will pop into their head — "I'm climbing down the ladder, that's what is happening here," and then the content of the idea will flow naturally from their initial triggered thought.
It works for me, and it has really been the only way I have been able to memorize and internalize all the complex things I have had to remember over the years. And it was almost a product of the book itself. When I started writing a chapter, I would refer to the chapter in my mind by that little, quick summary thing because it helped keep me on topic.
For more information, or to order a copy of "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth," see chrishadfield. All rights reserved. Have a news tip, correction or comment? Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has the magic combination of an engaging style and an engrossing story that makes this book hard to put down. Highly recommend!! Rated 5 out of 5 by bookworm from a must read After seeing Chris Hadfield speak in our town, this book became a must read. I read it aloud to my then 8 year old son.
He was already in hero worship mode after seeing Chris speak. I couldn't read it fast enough for him, so he read it himself! The book is light, funny, yet packed with nuggets of wisdom and inspiration. Rated 5 out of 5 by Anna from Great book! It was an amazing story! Chis Hadfield..
Rated 4 out of 5 by mira from Inspiring story! I absolutely loved it! It was an amaizing story! Rated 5 out of 5 by RichmondReader from Fun read I really love this biography.
Chris Hadfield is both encouraging and humorous. Rated 5 out of 5 by Mary from Loved it! Chris Hadfield puts humour and honesty in the way he tells his life story and how he wanted to be an astronaut. Rated 5 out of 5 by Eric from WOW! This book is truly amazing, that is it, no other words to describe such great writing, and such a great story , two things a great book needs to have!
But "whats the 'bias'? Chris Hadfield is a legend and a "true Canadian hero"! Rated 5 out of 5 by Mian from Inspiring and Funny! If you're at all ambitious, or have dreams about your future so, everyone then this book is for you.
There's a particular part of the book that I remember vividly, where Hadfield talks about never being afraid of not becoming an astronaut because he never put himself in a position or career he didn't enjoy because he thought it would take him closer to NASA.
That stuck with me, and it's a lesson I haven't heard from anywhere or anyone else. Truly inspiring, and if he ever wrote another book like this I'd snatch it up in a heartbeat, as should you. Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicole from Great and inspiration book Bought this book and loved it Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Thadsha from Amazing Hadfield is one of the greates austornouts to eneter space. This is an amazing book.
Rated 5 out of 5 by R from Fantastic Very inspirational. Definitely one of my must read again books. I would recommend to a friend plumreview Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by KLynn from Great read What a great read - very inspirational for today's Canadian youth. He is a funny storyteller. Made me want to continue reading up on him. Great gift idea. Rated 5 out of 5 by Shania from Something That I Needed To Read I've always been a lover of space--not necessarily the mathematics behind it, but more so the beauty of it, the wonders, and the curiosity.
I think that I'm like that with life too, but a part of me always felt ashamed of it. I've never had a clear path in life, and I'm still terrified, confused, and curious. Hadfield's little book is so inspiring. I've never read something that I've connected with more, even though it's based on an experience I will never have like I'm gonna go to space soon, right?
If you're interested in a piece with advice, wisdom, hard work, support systems, and never giving up this is for you.
If you've ever found yourself in a slump, give it a read. You'll be able to find one piece of uplifting prose from Mr. Rated 5 out of 5 by Lisa from Must Read: Lessons in Life and Leadership Hadsfield's literary voice is simple and authentic. It is as though you are having a conversation with him. This book offers a wealth of lessons in life and leadership. This is a most enjoyable, awing and thought provoking read.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skater from Wonderful Chris Hadfield can fly a spaceship, play guitar in space and also write a good story.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sandy from Great read An informative and amazing insight into the commitment and perseverance and dedication needed to become an astronaut. Rated 5 out of 5 by Kyle from Fascinating For anyone interested in space, this is a worthwhile read. Hadfield is an excellent storyteller. Rated 5 out of 5 by twasi from Wonderful Hadfield is a wonderful storyteller. Rated 5 out of 5 by Christy from Really Intriguing Loved this book, haven't read a ton about space travel so I really enjoyed Chris's stories.
Sparked me to then watch his u tube videos about his travels also. Rated 4 out of 5 by Katia from Enjoyable read! I really enjoyed reading this book! Very inspiring, well-written and fun to read. I learned a lot about the life of an astronaut on Earth and in space, about the space program, but mostly, I learned how to live more and do more in life in general: Rated 4 out of 5 by Meredith from Really fun A great read - educational, inspirational, entertaining and smart, I feel really proud to be a canadian!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stephanie from An incredible look into the space program This book mixes descriptions of Hadfield's experiences in the space program with the CSA, NASA, and working alongside the Russian cosmonaut program with clarity on how he approaches situations that the average person might think of as terrifying or dangerous or complicated.
At times, it has the air of a self-help book, but it's framed in terms of answering questions like, "Weren't you scared when the shuttle launched?
An absolutely recommended read. Rated 5 out of 5 by Valerie from The best biography I ever read This book is so good and inspiring, Hadfield definitely has a way with word! Rated 4 out of 5 by Debbie from A Hero for all the world Chris Hatfield has been the only person for some time to captivate the Canadian population as well as other parts of the world. It is very insightful , easy to read and follow. A great read for anyone in the family. Rated 5 out of 5 by Lucas from Great book Well written, very interesting.
Definitely worth the price Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by MaxB from A great and insightful read Chris Hatfield's book, "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth" provides the reader an "out of this world" account of his career trajectory to becoming one of Canada's famed astronauts with interesting lessons he learned from his experiences.
These insights are very much relevant to how we live our daily lives on this planet. A fantastic read! Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeffrey from Great book Great book. Highly recommend. Rated 5 out of 5 by LexB from Great Read Great perspective on what it takes to become an astronaut and what life is like in space along with tons of great life advice.
Hadfield is one awesome Canadian. Rated 4 out of 5 by Kristel from Good read! Full of life hacks and curiosity satisfiers Captivating and inspirational. Good read! Full of life hacks and curiosity satisfiers. I know nothing about the job of an astronaut, but after reading this book I now mostly understand all of the prep-work and intricacies and training that go into being sent to space. Chris Hadfield's words of wisdom that are peppered throughout the novel will resonate with me for a long time.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bruno from Great book. It was an amazing read I highly recommend it! Rated 5 out of 5 by Bruno from Great book. Rated 5 out of 5 by Olivia from Great book! I love his writing style! It keeps the reader engaged throughout the whole book. His hard work and persistence is really inspiring. This book makes you realize that it's worth it to work hard for your dreams. Rated 5 out of 5 by Bookie from Truly Inspiring! I bought this a while back, but it sat on my bookshelf for weeks.
When I finally sat down and read it, I was not disappointed. It really gives you a glimpse into the struggles of becoming the first Canadian to walk in space.
I would recommend this to everyone! Rated 5 out of 5 by Karen from Great dad gift This is a great gift for anyone who is hard to shop for - especially dads, uncles, or granddads. Rated 4 out of 5 by RichmondReader from Enjoyable read I enjoyed reading this.
It was light and witty, but also quite insightful. I really enjoyed this book. Commander Hadfield is open and rateable as he shares his journey to become an astronaut. There are so many life lessons one can take from this book. Rated 4 out of 5 by Robin from Worth the read Chris Hadfield is a bit of a point of pride here in Canada.
Reading about HR obstacles he overcame to become an astronaut as a Canadian was truly inspiring. I love stories of hard work and perseverance paying off. While I really enjoyed the book very much, the self-help component seemed a little tedious - I really just wanted to read his story, and felt like it was interrupted too much. The concept was great, though. Rated 5 out of 5 by Victor from Love this! Love it Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by John Belshaw from Worldly One of the most generous autobiographical accounts I have encountered.
Hadfield denies the reader very little and gives us so much.
Is there anything this man can't do? Maybe he should be Prime Minister!! A truly inspiring picture of what it is like to go into space. It gave me a whole new perspective of life on the space station, not to mention all the preparation that was necessary to get there in the first place. I say this is a first-rate book for anyone interested in the space program.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Angela Louie from Inspiring Chris Hadfield's book changed the way I look at life, dreams and plans.
It makes me want to be a better person. Rated 5 out of 5 by Phil from A must read for all Canadians! This book should be required reading for all high school kids in Canada! A great example of how hard work, perseverance, humility and dedication can come together and help you achieve your dreams. Also, a very interesting look at how one becomes an astronaut, no easy feat! As someone who grew up watching and reading about NASA and the shuttle program in the 90's, this book gives an intriguing look into modern space exploration.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deb from Chris Hadfield is an inspiration. This book is study of determination, and guide for anyone whose wishes seem to outweigh their ability. Hard work can make any wish come true. Chris Hadfield proves this point. He never took his eyes off the dream. It was a long, hard journey and he made it. It also gave us glimpse of what happens on The ISS. Until now the ISS was a mystery.
Now it is real. Everybody who is trying to plan their future should be given this book. It is motivational, educational, eye-opening, And emotional. I recommend this book. Rated 5 out of 5 by Robert from This book is an inspiration Chris has done a great job in reminding me that you should never lose sight of your dreams and that humility is an important part of the human spirit Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Sue from Fantastic An amazing story line with awesome insight into life.
Chris tells a very honest story about what it takes to achieve your goals and dreams Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Laura from Loved this book.
Now I wanna be an astrronaut! Easy read.. Felt like Chris was having a conversation with me. Very interesting behind the scenes look at the space program. I highly recommend!. Rated 5 out of 5 by Tammerb from Ladies, do you crave some alone time? download your hubby this book! I gave this book to my husband for Christmas. He picked it up on the Saturday morning and I didn't see him again until Monday except for a few rare sightings in the kitchen going for food.
Between chews there was a lot of "Did you know in space Thank you Chris for a rare weekend in the house alone almost! Please write more.. Rated 5 out of 5 by Ron Mitchell from A book of Invaluable wisdom This book is not just about spaceflight. That, coming as it does from someone who has 'been there and done that' would have been more than worthy as a super-good read.
What Col Hadfield has done is to provide us mortals with a glimpse of what it takes to achieve a goal so difficult, yet so worthwhle, that only a very few men and women of this world have managed to do it. He tells in readable and entertaining fashion his story all about pushing the envelope. In doing so, he gives us some idea of what is required of each of us to push our own envelopes.
If you read this book, you'll feel like you've been there and done that along with Col Hadfield. And you'll certainly enjoy the journey.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kyle Large from Great read Chris is witty and charming! A great read for anyone who ever felt like they needed to get away from home! Rated 4 out of 5 by Trefor from great science explained Chris explains things so well. It was really great following him during his time in space.
He is a great example for all Canadians Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by Bobbio84 from Insightful Starting reading this book because my class was playing I. I was glad I did. I found many good quotes. Rated 5 out of 5 by Curtis from I recommend this book I was at one of the author's talks.
He is really funny and smart. A good book to read when you travel. Rated 5 out of 5 by virgoblue from amazing Thought it was a very realistic description of challenges one has to go through to achieve something.
Hadfield takes you through the lessons he learnt and these are messages we can take and adapt in our life. Such a down to earth and humble person and I am a fan. Rated 4 out of 5 by Kelsea from Accessible and Interesting I learned a lot about how space travel works, and what it takes as a person to make it to the International Space Station.
Hadfield tells his story of determination to be an astronaut in an accessible, friendly way, with lots of pointers to apply his work ethic to your own life.
Very enjoyable! Rated 5 out of 5 by Alex from Very interesting Extremely intriguing read and it kept me wanting to read more Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Kamil S from Insightful and interesting!
A very insightful look into Mr. Hadfield's life as an astronaut.
I especially enjoyed the later chapters that chronicled his time in space! A great read from a true Canadian icon. Rated 5 out of 5 by Natasha from Great Book This book was fantastic. I got it on audio and really enjoyed Chris's stories not only about space and being an astronaut but also about life. The book if very real and insightful Date published: Rated 4 out of 5 by Rick from Very lucid thoughtful Although this is the only book by an astronaut I have ever read ever read , Colonel Hadfield has a long to say about what life is really like run orbit.
This science fiction fan. This science reality book is delightful to read. Rated 4 out of 5 by Mike from A wonderful read. Everyone should take some time to read this inspiring story of journey from farm boy to commander of the ISS. Rated 5 out of 5 by Tim from Awesome Enjoyable read!
Great insight and ability to share stories from his experiences.
Chris Hadfield has a light and humorous way of recounting his experiences, giving the reader insight into what it takes to be an astronaut, but, more importantly, the life lessons he learned along the way that are relevant to us all. Rated 5 out of 5 by Polilla from WOW! From that point onward everything he did was to obtain his goal to be an astronaut, even though here in Canada there was not yet a space agency.
After the Introduction appetizer, he has divided the book into three sections: Part 2 — Liftoff 7. Tranquility Base, Kazakhstan 8. Aim to Be a Zero Life off Earth Soft Landings Climbing Down the Ladder This is an exciting, interesting, incredible adventure told in an easy-to-read way. What he had to do to realize his dream is daunting. What he shares about life is sound and inspiring. The paragraph that spoke to my heart is as follows: You have to figure out for yourself how to enjoy and celebrate them, and then move on.
It is not only about travelling and living in Space, but also about his work as a fighter jet pilot when he lost several friends in flying accidents. In flowing conversational language he takes us all through the difficult journey that opened his way into NASA and eventually to commanding the space station where he conducted a record-setting number of scientific experiments.
He also handled emergencies while in Space and became well-known for his activity on Twitter and his incredible photographs taken during his five-month stay on the space station he had helped build. The information he provides is riveting. It is so worth it. Chris Hadfield is and will become a legend in Canada's 21st Century…a remarkable and dedicated man.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lisa from Great book! Well written and enjoyable. Chris Hadfield is a great example of humility, perseverance, and curiosity. What a hero! Rated 3 out of 5 by Moosie from A True Canadian Hero Love Chris Hadfield, his humour and everything he did while up in space but found the book to be just "ok" Regardless he's still a true Canadian hero!
A lot of "declared" self-help books use positive thinking as their sole tool. This is an intelligently written but accessible book about goal setting, life strategy and leadership. It describes harnessing the powers of desire and restraint, of criticism, of positive AND negative thinking, of study and preparation for those who usually succeed easily, and of the value of humility in leadership roles to promote personal and team success.
Did I mention he is an awesome Canadian and an astronaut? Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from This book eliminates the need for a "Self-Help" section in any bookstore. I'm being dramatic of course but not too far from the truth. Many books are quite motivating and inspiring, but are written by those who reached the success they promise you from the sales of the book you are reading. This is not that kind of book. Written by Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield, this book teaches you what it takes to become an Astronaut and go to space.
But even more importantly, how to effectively reach your goals and the mindset needed to pretty much accomplish anything in life. After all, he's been to space more than once. If he thinks you can do it It teasingly starts with him describing how he is trying to squeeze out of the shuttle to go on a spacewalk. You don't quite know what happens until later on. But it's a great hook that makes you want to keep reading. In less than three hundred pages he somehow succeeds in taking you through his journey as a Test Pilot all the way to being Commander of the International Space Station.
And somewhere in-between, thanks to the help of hundreds of people, he also creates the first music video in space! In conclusion, this book is so well written, you feel as though you are going through the Astronaut program, feel the ups and the few downs and learn the coping strategies one needs in order to not only become an Astronaut, but a positive and happy human being.
It will most likely inspire you to follow the path you feared but have wanted to walk on all your life.