Dear Mr. Hadfield,
I am a common mortal :), a mother of three and a grandmother of two.
I have finished reading your “Astronaut ’s guide to life on Earth” ,
Thank you for autographing my copy on the Kapitan Khlebnikov ship - Quest Expeditions, recently, where my son serviced as a guide / ornithologist not so long ago.
A large part of the book is so much beyond my “technical” knowledge, however, that didn’t stop me from devouring every line in your book, and enjoying tears coming down my cheeks reading your amazing experience as a Commander of ISS.
As impressive as your space experience and knowledge, or even more touching and amazing, is your “down to Earth” quality, your approach to life and to succeeding in life.
The chapter most read is chapter #9, “Aim to be a zero” that is the most comprehensive guide on how to be a “human being” on Earth and in space.
I am aiming to be a zero, which reinforces my desire since I was a young kid to “always take care of the ones beside me”.
No matter how many degrees one has , and how intelligent they are, the most amazing quality of a human is how they take care of and respect the ones around them.
I know that a special person like you, never has only one talent, but many.
Thank you for this amazing book, for your music, for your advice, for sharing your goodness, for reaching out to me and far beyond, where "THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT".
Dana Andrea Hansen-Accredited Interpreter