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Mary Roach - Packing for Mars - 9781851688234 - 9781851688234
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Packing for Mars

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Description for Packing for Mars Paperback. A surreally entertaining trip into the science of living in space. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: TTD; WNX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 204 x 156 x 23. Weight in Grams: 304.
What happens to you when you can't walk for a year? When you can't have sex? Or smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles an hour? Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh veg, privacy, beer. To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations, and as Mary Roach discovers, it's possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. ... Read more

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Oneworld Publications
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London, United Kingdom
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About Mary Roach
Mary Roach is the bestselling author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Six Feet Over: Adventures in the Afterlife, and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex.

Reviews for Packing for Mars
Such grippingly scatological titbits grace almost every page ... Even readers with a long-term interest in manned exploration should find some new information within ... if you like your space science served with emotion, anecdotes, and excreta, this is for you.

BBC Sky at Night
Behind the witty mouth is a smart mind that finds ... Read more

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