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Chris Hadfield on the view from above and his fear of heights
by Charlie Gillis, Macleans
Back on Earth after his five-month stay on the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has written a book and sat down for this wide-ranging interview (and appropriately adventurous cover shoot) with Macleans in advance of its publication. In it, Hadfield discusses the life of a retired astronaut, his affinity for Russia, his own plans for the future and his somewhat surprising fear of heights. For more, see the lengthy excerpt from Hadfield's An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth that Macleans has also published, in which he recounts a crisis that arose just two days before he was set to leave the ISS.