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

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

Mary Roach

“America’s funniest technological know-how author” (Washington Post) returns to discover the irresistibly unusual universe of lifestyles with out gravity during this New York Times bestseller.

house is an international with out the issues we have to dwell and thrive: air, gravity, scorching showers, clean produce, privateness, beer. area exploration is in many ways an exploration of what it capacity to be human. How a lot can someone hand over? How a lot weirdness can they take? What occurs to you if you can’t stroll for a 12 months? have intercourse? odor plant life? What occurs if you happen to vomit on your helmet in the course of an area stroll? Is it attainable for the human physique to outlive a bailout at 17,000 miles consistent with hour? to respond to those questions, house companies arrange all demeanour of quizzical and startlingly strange house simulations. As Mary Roach discovers, it’s attainable to preview house with out ever leaving Earth. From the gap commute education bathroom to a crash try out of NASA’s new area pill (cadaver filling in for astronaut), Roach takes us on a surreally enjoyable journey into the technological know-how of existence in house and area in the world.

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