AOT #265: Mary Roach Podcasts Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

May 2, 2011 by  
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Mary RoachPacking for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Mary Roach, “America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post), whose books include Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, discusses the new paperback edition of her latest book Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. As Roach has discovered, 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.

($15.95) W.W. Norton ISBN #978-0-393-33991-8. You can visit Mary Roach’s official web site as well.

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