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Commander Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut who we all came to love so much when he was in charge of the International Space Station was in Edinburgh today, giving a short talk and signing books in Blackwells on South Bridge. One of the best questions from the audience was from a young man who wanted to know where all the waste goes in space….

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There were long queues of people waiting to meet the author of the new book “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life” which he was happy to sign for those who had booked.

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He is also talking this evening at the Royal Observatory but unfortunately that event is already sold out.

Blackwell’s website describes the book:-

“In his book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, Chris Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the mesmerising wonder of spacewalks and the measured, calm responses mandated by crises, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement – and happiness. His own extraordinary education in space has taught him some counterintuitive lessons: don’t visualise success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff.”

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