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Chris Hadfield Quotes

When we first get to space, we feel sick. Your body is really confused. Youre dizzy. Your lunch is floating around in your belly because youre floating. What you see doesnt match what you feel, and you want to throw up.
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Good leadership means leading the way, not hectoring other people to do things your way.

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Being certified as a user means you have basic knowledge and can turn things on and off;

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When you do understand the environment and can make an outstanding contribution, there's considerable wisdom in practicing humility. If you really are a plus one, people will notice-and they're even more likely to give you credit for it if you're not trying to rub their noses in your greatness.

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Anyone who views him- or herself as more important than the "little people" is not cut out for this job

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Every crew brings its own small, tethered "g meter", a toy or figurine we hang in front of us so we know when we are weightless. Ours was Klyopa, a small knitted doll based on a character in a Russian children's television program, courtesy of Anastasia, Roman's 9-year-old daughter. When the string that was holding her suddenly slackened and she began to drift upward, I had a feeling I'd never felt before in space: I'd come home.

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Other anatomical changes associated with long-duration space flight are definitely negative: the immune system weakens, the heart shrinks because it doesn't have to strain against gravity, eyesight tends to degrade, sometimes markedly (no one's exactly sure why yet). The spine lengthens as the little sacs of fluid between the vertebrae expand, and bone mass decreases as the body sheds calcium. Without gravity, we don't need muscle and bone mass to support our own weight, which is what makes life in space so much fun but also so inherently bad for the human body, long-term.

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Our role is to develop techniques that allow us to provide emergency life-saving procedures to injured patients in an extreme, remote environment without the presence of a physician.

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And then finally, I'm the commander, so I am fundamentally responsible for the lives of the other people on board and the health and longevity of the space station. I need to bring six people back happy, healthy and feeling like they've had the best six months of their life.

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I've raised three kids: my wife and I have three kids. I've observed through direct contact the adults they are now is partially the product of where they came from and what we did. With them growing up, but partially how they were wired at birth.

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I've had a chance to see something that is way outside everybody else's frame of reference and gives a perspective that is very different from everyone else's.

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Every single day you're the result of what you did on the days prior.

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By looking at the difference between perceived danger and actual danger, you can fundamentally change your reaction.

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