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Colonel Chris Hadfield discusses his new book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth (Random House, 2013) with Joseph Planta.

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield (Random House, 2013).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

This is one of the rarest of times doing this program where it would suffice for me to say my guest now, needs no introduction. Chris Hadfield joins me now. He is the author of the big hit in this country and beyond, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. It’s a terribly engaging book, providing insight into the life of one the more fascinating, exciting, and certainly accomplished figures in the country and the international space community. There was a great review of the book in the Wall Street Journal a week or so ago by Adam Savage, from the program MythBusters: “The vacuum of space is unforgiving and brutal. Life on earth isn’t easy, either. Mr. Hadfield has genuinely and refreshingly increased our understanding of how to thrive in both places.” www.chrishadfield.ca is the website for more, and of course the Twitter handle is @cmdr_hadfield. The book is published by Random House. I am very pleased to welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, from Toronto today, Chris Hadfield; Colonel Hadfield, good morning.