Packing for Mars
the curious science of life in the void
Life in a box: the perilous psychology of isolation and confinement
Star crazy: can space blow your mind?
You go first: the alarming prospect of life without gravity
Unstowed: escaping gravity on board NASA's C-9
Throwing up and down: the astronaut's secret misery
The cadaver in the space capsule: NASA visits the crash test lab
One furry step for mankind: the strange careers of Ham and Enos
Next gas 200,000 miles: planning a moon expedition is tough, but not as tough as planning a simulated one
Houston, we have a fungus: space hygiene and the men who stopped bathing for science
The horizontal stuff: what if you never got out of bed?
The three-dolphin club: mating without gravity
Withering heights: bailing out from space
Separation anxiety: the continuing saga of zero-gravity elimination
Discomfort food: when veterinarians make dinner, and other tales of woe from aerospace test kitchens
Eating your pants: is Mars worth it?
What variety of deli sandwich was smuggled aboard the Gemini III capsule, resulting in one senator's accusation in Congress that the wayward astronaut had made a mockery of the entire space program?
Mary Roach writes armchair science like no one else. She's smart, she's funny, and she'll try anything once. She has the sense of humor of a 12-year-old boy, so if you have a low gross-out factor you are forewarned. And Shelly, she was born in our year. I loved this book best of all but take a lo... Read More »
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