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The Resource Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void, Mary Roach

Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void, Mary Roach

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Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void
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Packing for Mars
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the curious science of life in the void
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Mary Roach
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eng
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The author of Stiff and Bonk explores the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity. 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 the author 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), she takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth
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Packing for Mars
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Describes the weirdness of space travel, answers questions about the long-term effects of living in zero gravity on the human body, and explains how space simulations on Earth can provide a preview to life in space
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Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
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357841
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DLC
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571.0919
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no index present
LC call number
QH327
LC item number
.R63 2010
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Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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Mary Roach
Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void, Mary Roach
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Includes bibliographical references
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1st ed.
Extent
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Isbn
9780393068474
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010017113

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