Packing for Mars (2010) In Packing for Mars , this truly funny look at the less majestic aspects of the space program, Mary Roach shows that every activity we… 2010-08-02 Science and Technology W.W. Norton
Book Review

Packing for Mars (2010)

Mary Roach, Packing for Mars | Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Aug 02, 2010; Writer: Mary Roach; Genre: Science and Technology; Publisher: W.W. Norton

In Packing for Mars, this truly funny look at the less majestic aspects of the space program, Mary Roach shows that every activity we take for granted on Earth requires months of training for astronauts. How do you avoid motion sickness? How do you withstand weeks of enclosed body odor? Then there’s the No. 1 issue: No. 2, or, as NASA calls it, ''zero-gravity elimination.'' 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 unexplored reaches of space travel. A–

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Originally posted Aug 04, 2010 Published in issue #1115 Aug 13, 2010 Order article reprints