Friday, 15 November 2013

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

As Commander of the International Space Station,Canadian Chris Hadfield captivated the world with stunning photos and commentary from space. Perhaps you remember him singing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” on board the international space station (video it). Or you may have seen his various educational video's on what happens when you cry in space (video below), or pee, or cook!!  Search for him on Youtube, and you will come across many short videos he made on how to do "almost" everything in space. It is addictive. I've placed some below for you to enjoy.  
Hadfield returned from the ISS in May, and he has apparently been busy writing a book that came out just weeks ago An Astronaut's guide to Life on Earth. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. The secret to Col. Hadfield's success-and survival-is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst-and enjoy every moment of it.
I'm buying this book, what a fascinating read this will be.  Add this to your xmas list!!

Chris Hadfield version of David Bowie's Space Oddity
Crying in space
How to cook Spinach in Space
Wringing out water soaked cloth

Enjoy.....Gessica X

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