Cmdr Chris Hadfield

Season 1, Episode 6


On the day that Brit Tim Peake begins his journey to the International Space Station, the Book Shambles crew wondered what sort of books he might want to read while he’s up there and what sort of books might inspire an astronaut. So who better to ask than Chris Hadfield, author, musician and former Commander of the ISS.  Chris joins Josie and Robin for the final episode of Book Shambles, Series 1.


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Reading List

Chris recommends:

The work of Edgar Rice Burroughs

The work of Isaac Asimov

Mysterious Island by Jules Verne

The work of Arthur C. Clarke

The work of Robert A. Heinlein

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

Shit My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

The work of Carl Sagan

You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes by Chris Hadfield

Darwin’s Ghosts by Rebecca Stott

The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield

Robin recommends:

The Scottie Book of Space Travel by Arthur C Clarke

World Beyond: The Everlasting Frontier edited by Larry Geis

Almost Like a Whale by Steve Jones

Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan

First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells

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