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

Please read the book in advance of the meeting and we will discuss the book at the meeting.

here's the review:

Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. 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? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 4,000 miles per hour? To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations -- making it 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), Packing for Mars takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.

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  • Jason F. C.

    Reasonably entertaining and informative. I probably would have liked a bit more information, but well worth the read.

    December 7, 2012

  • Nancy K.

    My manager was supposed to be in today, but is coming in tomorrow so I won't be there. Have fun everyone.

    December 5, 2012

  • Claire

    if you are unable to attend please let us know as soon as you can and update your RSVP

    December 5, 2012

  • Claire

    it looks like I might be without a car for the evening, could anyone possibly give me a ride from Spring Mountain/Buffalo?

    December 4, 2012

    • Claire

      Thank you!

      December 5, 2012

  • Angela

    This is a great book!

    November 5, 2012

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