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Mary Roach on Packing for Mars

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Mary Roach explores the strange universe of space travel. In Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, she looks at the science of preparing for life in space—a world devoid of the things we need to survive: air, gravity, hot showers, and fresh foods. She investigates what happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk and if its possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour.

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Mary Roach

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Comments [3]

Marc W from DENVER

FYI - The I listened to an interview with one of the NASA husband/wife pair who went on shuttle together talk about sex in space. Their words I will never forget:

"Weightlessness was made for sex"

Aug. 05 2010 01:22 PM
ERosenbaum from Northern NJ

for Mary R: Synchronicity - was just reading BoingBoing.com. Congrats on the Guest Blog gig. Enjoyable seeing yr pic and then discovering that I'm listening to you....
-Ed

Aug. 05 2010 01:20 PM
dbmetzger from manhattan

Is the Truth out there?
British Government Releases New UFO files
Sir Winston Churchill is at the center of a cover-up as the Ministry of Defence release UFO new file http://www.newslook.com/videos/236757-government-releases-new-ufo-files?autoplay=true

Aug. 05 2010 12:19 PM

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