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Astronaut Chris Hadfield on Simulating Death

The Secret Life of Scientists and EngineersThe Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

In this excerpt from An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth , astronaut Chris Hadfield writes about waking up in space to the sound of a fire alarm, and simulating his own death with “contingency sims.”

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 .

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