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Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
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Jan 25, 13

bookshelves: non-fiction
Read in January, 2013

I never would have guessed that there were so many elementary problems to deal with in space (and so much money and research expended to resolve them). The astronauts have to learn how to eat, exercise, and even how to conduct "waste elimination." As with a lot of other careers, there is a lot of "hurry up and wait" for the astronauts and the space agency screening acknowledges that by evaluating how readily they get bored or frustrated. In short, it was an eye opening book about the basics of space exploration and life out there.

I would definitely recommend the book to others as Roach did a very good job of making the information interesting and tying the history together. I'll have to check into her other books.

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