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Packing for Mars [compact Disc]

The Curious Science Of Life In The Void

By Mary Roach

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 spacewalk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout from space? To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations. As Mary Roach 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), Roach takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.

Format

Audio Books

Availability

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  • CD 571.0919 Roa [9 DISC], Book on CD Nonfiction
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  • CD 571.0919 Roa [9 DISC], Book on CD Nonfiction

ISBN

9781441876645


Format: Audio Books
Author: Roach, Mary
Summary: "Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploraiton is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? As Mary Roach 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), Roach takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth."--Container.
Title: Packing for Mars [compact disc] : the curious science of life in the void / Mary Roach.
Publisher Date: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, p2010.
Subject: Space biology -- Popular works.
Isbn: 9781441876645 1441876642 9781441876621 1441876626 9781441876621
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 571.0919 Roa
Oclc: 607978463
Upc:
Bib Id: 344867

Format: Audio Books
Author: Roach, Mary
Summary: "Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploraiton is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? As Mary Roach 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), Roach takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth."--Container.
Title: Packing for Mars [compact disc] : the curious science of life in the void / Mary Roach.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, p2010.
Description: 9 sound discs (10 hr., 35 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series: BrillianceAudio on compact disc
Series: Brilliance Audio on compact disc
Subjects: Space biology -- Popular works.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Burr, Sandra
Other Title: Curious science of life in the void
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Duration: 10:35:00.
Notes: Director, Mikael Naramore.
Notes: Read by Sandra Burr.
ISBN: 9781441876645
ISBN: 1441876642
ISBN: 9781441876621
ISBN: 1441876626
ISBN: 9781441876621
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Medium: [compact disc] :
Call Number: 571.0919 Roa