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An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth – Chris Hadfield
Non-fiction / 31st August 2019

Introduction The word “Astronaut” and “Life on Earth” in the title caught my eyes. It is a book about the author’s life experience of being an astronaut and his perspective regarding life on earth after being in the space for 3 times. Author Chris Hadfield is the first Canadian astronaut. He started his career as a fighter pilot and progressed to realize his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut. The author has been to space for a total of 3 times, twice in a Shuttle and once in a Soyuz. He has produced a popular music video, a modified rendition of Space Oddity, which was recorded on the International Space Station (ISS). This video is available on YouTube. Content An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth is divided into 3 main parts: Part I – Pre-launch, Part II – Liftoff and Part III – Coming down to earth. It starts from the author’s childhood, mentioning the reason behind his dream of becoming an astronaut and the efforts that he took to realize it. The book’s focus is on his last mission, Expedition 34/35. It ends with the recovery and closure process after his last space expedition. Throughout the book, he…