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Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void

Author: Mary Roach; OverDrive Media.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Roach; OverDrive Media.
ISBN: 9780393079104 0393079104
OCLC Number: 930726384
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2015. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 872 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Description: 1 online resource
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?
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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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