Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void Author Mary Roach
ISBN-10 0393339912
ISBN-13 9780393339918
Year 2011-04-04
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Americas funniest science writer Washington Post returns to explore the irresistibly strange universe of life without gravity in this New York Times bestseller Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive air gravity hot showers fresh produce privacy beer Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human How much can a person give up How much weirdness can they take What happens to you when you cant walk for a year have sex smell flowers What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17 000 miles per hour To answer these questions space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations As Mary Roach discovers its possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth From the space shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASAs new space capsule cadaver filling in for astronaut Roach takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth

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