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Too Far From Home by Chris         Jones
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Apr 16, 2010

it was amazing
Read from February 10 to March 01, 2010 , read count: 1

The book documents the lives of the three men aboard the International Space Station around the time of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. It is a fascinating and chilling account of what it is like to live in space - 'the best part of lonely'. To live in complete seclusion with mother earth as a backdrop; no traffic to get stuck in, no rain to soak you, no hustle and bustle; to be away from all that is familiar and taken for granted: family, friends, weather, gravity, running water, sipping coffee from a cup, the contact of a mattress, a head on a pillow, to soak in a hot bath. To discover what it is like to be truly alone with one's thoughts: to see the world as very few fortunate souls see it, and adapt to it's environment - sleeping afloat in a bag, eating liquid, swallowing tooth paste, permanent sinuses blockage, a contracted spine, a toilet from hell - until it becomes first nature; only to then leave that life behind.

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