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Episode 4

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 31 October 2013

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, been confronted by a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's Space Oddity in space.

The secret to Chris Hadfield's success, and survival, is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst - and enjoy every moment of it.

Episode 4
Chris Hadfield spent five months on the International Space Station and, in between the scientific experiments and the daily routines of living, he spent as much time as he could looking out of the window.

Read by Garrick Hagon
Abridged and produced by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.


Garrick Hagon
Jill Waters
Jill Waters
Chris Hadfield


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