Commander Chris Hadfield spent a total of 144 days aboard the International Space Station. He’s the man who tweeted from space and showed us how majestic this planet really is. He recorded countless videos (how do you brush your teeth in space?, making a peanut butter sandwich in zero gravity) and answered questions from all around the world.
Chris made space cool again.
Oh yeah, have I mentioned that he also made the first music video in space? Watch his cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity.
In this short, but incredibly inspiring book, Chris Hadfield tells us anecdotes, stories, and lessons from his decades of involvement becoming an astronaut. Check out some of my updates below for quotes I particularly enjoyed.
You will love the charming details about being in space.
You will learn about leadership, teamwork, and determination.
You will cry at the ending.
It’s a small glimpse into the life of a hero, but it’s well worth it.