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|ISBN:||9780393068474 0393068471 9781611293753 1611293758 9780393339918 0393339912|
|Description:||334 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||He's smart but his birds are sloppy. Japan picks an astronaut --
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?
|Other Titles:||Curious science of life in the void|
A truly funny look at the less majestic aspects of the space program.... Roach s writing is supremely accessible, but there s never a moment when you aren t aware of how much research she s done into
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Love her humorous way of writing about history!
Mary Roach's writing style makes me laugh out loud. She is one of the main reasons I began branching out into reading nonfiction. Her research is incredibly thorough. I don't think I'd go to the lengths she does to get her facts straight. I'd happily, joyfully experience weightlessness in...
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