301 Moved Permanently

301 Moved Permanently


Spacing Out

Entries from the index of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield, published by Random House Canada in 2013. Chris Hadfield served as Commander of the International Space Station and performed David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” while in space.


all-astronaut band; attitude (distance from Earth); attitude (thinking/feeling); Barenaked Ladies; bones; bubble wrap races; Calgary Stampede; Canadian identity; capability, pushing boundaries of; Cast Away (film); circadian rhythms; consciousness, losing; control, sense of; decompression sickness. See bends, the; Depeche Mode; difficult people; expertise, degrees of; exploratory surgery; failure, confronting; failures, summary of; false alarms vs. actual failures; fear (See also negative thinking, power of); garbage; hair cutting; Hanks, Tom; “lessons learned” (See also mistakes, teachable moments); long underwear; Lord of the Rings (film); Moose Jaw (SK); nails, clipping in space; over-eagerness; personality conflicts (See also difficult people); planets; play-acting; pleasures, appreciating small; pretense, culture of; public opinion, space travel; “Rocket Man” (song); Rogers, Stan; Sharpies; shashlik (Russian barbeque); smugness; snake incident; spine; toothbrushing; Toronto Maple Leafs; visors, wiping interior of; whining; wonder, sense of (See also Earth, view from space).



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