My Favorite Astronaut Wrote a Book

YouTube / Chris Hadfield
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Commander Chris Hadfield is my favorite astronaut. Part of my fandom comes from his fun videos from space, and the other part is that mustache. The mustache says, "I'm here to command the International Space Station. And talk about science."

Well, now Hadfield is back from space and he's written a book. Entitled An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything, it has just landed on my Kindle and I'm canceling my appointments to read it. He even made a book trailer, with the same charm as his space videos. BEHOLD:

If that's not enough for you, you can listen to excerpts from BBC Radio 4, see a kid dressed up as Hadfield for Halloween, or check Hadfield's Twitter stream for updates on all that stuff.

The book is on sale everywhere books are sold...on Earth, anyway. Check Hadfield's site for direct links to various stores, including local book stores, via IndieBound. Get excited, people!