Chris Hadfield’s Lessons From Life in Orbit
Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield, author of the new book An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, has flown three space missions, including 144 days on the International Space Station. Hadfield talks about life in zero gravity, his one fear while in orbit, and how he went from test pilot to astronaut.
Watch a revised version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” recorded by Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station:
Chris Hadfield is a retired astronaut and author of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared (Little, Brown, 2013) based in Toronto, Ontario.
Read an excerpt from An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth.
Alexa Lim was a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.