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PACKING FOR MARS: THE CURIOUS SCIENCE OF LIFE IN THE VOID, ROACH, MARY
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Author Name    ROACH, MARY

Title   PACKING FOR MARS: THE CURIOUS SCIENCE OF LIFE IN THE VOID

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   .

Publisher    W.W. Norton & Company 2011

ISBN Number    0393339912 / 9780393339918

Seller ID   9780393339918N

W.W. Norton & Company 4/4/2011. New paperback.

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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 can t 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, it s possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. From the space shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA s 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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