It’s a book announcement that caused a molecular biologist blogging on the Scientific American site to go all weak in the knees. Astronaut Chris Hadfield signed a deal with Random House Canada to write two books (Hadfeld is Canadian). The first, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, is scheduled for release on Oct. 29. It will be published in the U.S. on the same date by Hachette/Little, Brown.
Commander of the International Space Station for five months, Hadfield is known his creative use of social media to document his experiences.
At this point, only the Canadian edition is listed on retailer and wholesaler sites. Below is the Random House Canada book trailer.