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Astronaut Chris Hadfield: How Do You Deal With Fear?

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In this excerpt from An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth , astronaut Chris Hadfield writes about overcoming his fear of heights to become the first Canadian to command the International Space Station (or to walk in space at all).

In addition to his illustrious career as an astronaut, Chris is well known as the astronaut who sang David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” aboard the ISS in an endearing viral video .