Monday, November 11, 2013

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

For those of us that grew up in the 60’s, space was the final frontier. It was the most future oriented thing one could do. JFK found no better way to project into the future than to promise to put men on the Moon by the end of the decade.

Today, as a society, we seem to have lost that wonder. Instead, the future consists of the latest social media; Twitter, Facebook, youtube. Perhaps they all portend to a future we can’t yet imagine?

Few people have understood or been part of both of these worlds...The world of space travel and all that it represents, and the contemporary world of social media.

Veteran astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield has straddled both.  And he’s done it in ways that inspire all of us to fearlessly grasp the future.

My conversation with Col. Chris Hadfield about his memoir An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything.

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