Advance tickets for this event are SOLD OUT. Stand-by tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:15pm (details). We will also post a recording of the event to our media library after the program.
Chris Hadfield decided to become an astronaut after watching the Apollo moon landing with his family when he was 9 years old—and in 2013, he served as commander of the International Space Station, orbiting the Earth during a five-month mission (you might remember his video of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, viewed nearly 17 million times). Fulfilling his lifelong dream required intense focus, natural ability, and a singular commitment to “thinking like an astronaut” (instead of visualizing victory, astronauts prepare for the worst … and always sweat the small stuff). Now Hadfield, author of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, shares a rare insider’s perspective of just what that kind of thinking involves, and how earthbound humans can use it to achieve success and happiness in their own lives.
Presented by: Town Hall in partnership with the Museum of Flight and University Book Store as part of The Seattle Science Lectures, sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
Doors open: 6:30 pm.
Town Hall member benefits: Discounted onsite book sales, priority seating.
Learn more: Watch Hadfield’s outer-space version of Space Oddity.