by Mary Roach

Reviewer Rating:
5

Review

I never got to go to space camp as a child, despite entering every contest, and part of me has always wondered if things had gone differently, would I be an astronaut? Thank you, Mary Roach, for crushing all of my romantic images of space travel and revealing the annoying, uncomfortable, and down-right disgusting aspects of life in space. I am now glad I never became an astronaut.
Roach digs into the nitty gritty aspects of space travel that got us to the moon and one day will take us to Mars; from failed attempts to eat in zero gravity to the overpowering B.O. of a spacesuit, Roach reveals the trials of astronauts in space and the research done on earth to simulate life in space. Written with wit and packed full of surreal trivia, this book was a delight to read. 

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