Chris Hadfield's new book shows us our home - our city, country, continent, our whole planet - from a unique perspective
The millions of us who followed Chris’s Twitter feed from the International Space Station thought we knew what we were looking at when we saw his photos. This gorgeous photo book shows us that we caught the beauty, but missed the meaning. Curated from images never before shared, Chris’s big picture reveals why our planet looks the way it does and why we live where we do. Chris sees more in these images than we do not just because he’s spent months in space but because his in-depth knowledge of geology, geography and meteorology allows him to read the mysteries the photos reveal.
Divided by continent, You Are Here represents one (idealised) orbit of the ISS. This planetary photo tour – surprising, playful, thought-provoking and visually delightful – is punctuated with fun, fascinating commentary on life in zero gravity, too.
Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. The top graduate of the U.S. Air Force test pilot school in 1988 and U.S. Navy test pilot of the year in 1991, Hadfield was selected to be an astronaut in 1992. He was CAPCOM for 25 shuttle launches and served as Director of NASA Operations in Star City, Russia from 2001-2003, Chief of Robotics at the Johnson Space Center in Houston from 2003-2006, and Chief of International Space Station Operations from 2006-2008. Hadfield most recently served as Commander of the International Space Station where, while conducting a record-setting number of scientific experiments and overseeing an emergency spacewalk, he gained worldwide acclaim for his breathtaking photographs and educational videos about life in space. His music video, a zero gravity version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity," received over 10 million views in its first three days online.