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Packing for Mars: the curious science of life in the void

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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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9780393068474
9781441878960
9780393339918
Lexile measure:
1070L
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Space biology -- Popular works
title_display Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void
title_full Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void / Mary Roach, Packing for Mars [sound recording] : the curious science of life in the void / Mary Roach
title_short Packing for Mars :
title_sub the curious science of life in the void
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