View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:33 pm



Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Packing for Mars 
Author Message
Heinlein Nexus
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:10 am
Posts: 2228
Location: Pacific NorthWest
Post Packing for Mars
Check out Mary Roach's delightful book on the less well-considered aspects of prolonged space travel: the biological afterthoughts, if you will. The humor is a constant joy. I can just picture her conversations with NASA PR reps: "Our history is replete with tales of heroism and wonder..." "Yes, but where do you keep the astronauts' poop from the Gemini missions?"

For it happens that, in the most direct illustration of "anal-retentive" ever, NASA has kept all of the poop from its astronauts, in deep freeze at the Marshall Space Flight Center. This, plus everything you might ever enjoy knowing about motion sickness testing, space food composition, high-gee and psychological testing, is here.


Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:47 am
Profile WWW
Centennial Attendee
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:09 pm
Posts: 183
Post Re: Packing for Mars
Peter, thanks for the recommendation. I'm about a quarter into the book (my library had it). I suspect I will be getting her other ones as well--a great read.


Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:02 pm
Profile WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 2 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF