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Packing for Mars

the curious science of life in the void

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W.W. Norton
Language
English
Pages
334

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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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Packing for Mars
Jun 17, 2014, Brilliance Audio
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Packing for Mars
2011, Norton
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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
2011, Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W.
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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in Space
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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
2010, Norton
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Packing for Mars: the curious science of life in the void
2010, W.W. Norton
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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Aug 02, 2010, Brilliance Audio
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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
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Packing for Mars: the curious science of life in space
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Table of 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?

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-334).

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
571.0919
Library of Congress
QH327 .R63 2010

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
334 p. :
Number of pages
334

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24832279M
ISBN 10
0393068471, 1611293758
ISBN 13
9780393068474, 9781611293753
LC Control Number
2010017113
OCLC/WorldCat
449865377
Goodreads
7237456

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