Depending on your view, this book will have one of two effects. Either make you feel like a failure who’s been living an underwhelming and lazy lifestyle, or it will inspire you to achieve greater and greater things in life. The book is really a story about Chris Hadfield’s career and how we became the household name and Icon in Canadian and Aeronautics we know him to be today. When he was young he never had the goal to be an astronaut, but he took every opportunity that came his way and made the most out of all of them. Chris writes more about the journey rather than the goal and even if he became a commercial airline pilot the story would still be the same. It would still follow his choices and how they impacted his career path. Overall this novel is really about life rather than the life of an astronaut.I think this book is a must read book that emphasises the importance of striving to achieve. I would rate this book a 10/10
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“Lost In Outer Space” is a three astronauts who are, obliviously, lost in outer space. This is the “summary” on the back of the book.
It was the world’s third mission to the surface of the moon, and everything was running smoothly – until an explosion ripped through the blackness of space. Now, three men are left hurtling away from Earth at three times the speed of sound, losing power, and leaking oxygen into the void. A crippled spaceship, 200,00 miles from home. A team of Earth-bound engineers, pushed to their limits to bring three astronauts safely back. A 16-year-old daughter, left to wonder if her father will make it home alive.
Since astronomy is my favorite subject, this book is almost my favorite.