Surprise hit over Christmas – You are here: Around the world in 92 minutes

 You are here: around the world in 92 minutesYou are here: around the world in 92 minutes by Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield’s book has proved to be a Christmas hit in bookshops, we have copies in stock if you would like to see what it’s all about.

Chris Hadfield was the first Canadian to walk in space and he served as the International Space Station Commander. In December 2012 he flew for a third time aboard Soyuz TMA-07M and joined Expedition 34 on the ISS. He was a member of this expedition until March 2013 when he became the commander of the ISS as part of Expedition 35. He was responsible for a crew of five astronauts and helped to run dozens of scientific experiments dealing with the impact of low gravity on human biology. During the mission he also gained popularity by chronicling life aboard the space station and taking pictures of the earth and posting them through Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Tumblr to a large following of people around the world. He was a guest on television news and talk shows and gained popularity by playing his guitar in space

 

The music video he shot from orbit, a version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, has been viewed 200m times. He has exchanged tweets with William Shatner from the International Space Station and has over a million twitter followers. In the book, he shows us our home – our city, country, continent, our whole planet – from a unique perspective.

“Chris’s Twitter feed from the space station thought we knew what we were looking at when we saw his photos. This photo documentary shows us we didn’t. We caught the beauty but missed the meaning. Curated from images never before shared, Chris’s big picture reveals why our planet looks the way it does and why we live where we do.”

 

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