Reviews and Blog Posts: astronauts

You are here : around the world in 92 minutes

by Chris Hadfield

Reviewer Rating:
4

Amazing photographs of earth taken from the International Space Station by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. While the crew of the ISS is often busy doing science and maintaining the station, Hadfield also has a passion for photography, and he takes the time here to share pictures of earth from a...

An Astronaut's guide to life on earth

by Chris Hadfield

Part memoir, part self-help, part description of what life is really like as an astronaut, this book was fascinating. Hadfield dreamed of becoming an astronaut from the time he was nine years old. He knew that it was a long shot (at the time, Canada did not even have a...

The Martian : a novel

by Andy Weir

Reviewer Rating:
5

This fast-paced, high tension debut novel had me breathless at times, laughing at others. Astronaut  (and mechanical engineer, and botanist) Mark Watney has been abandoned on Mars after a scrubbed mission, presumed dead. He has some supplies, shelter, some food. But not enough of any of it to last until...

Riding rockets : the outrageous tales of a space shuttle astronaut

by R. Mike Mullane

Reviewer Rating:
4

This is a very funny and really interesting look at what it was like to be a NASA space shuttle astronaut.  Told by a man who admittedly suffers from "arrested development" and who happens to be in the first group to include females (Sally Ride was in this group), Mike...

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