Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Book by Mary Roach: Packing for Mars

Mary Roach has a new book coming out! If you don't read her, you really should, because she's only the funniest science writer ever. Yesterday I saw this facebook post of her new book cover, and this is what she had to say:

"It’s the usual Roach shenanigans, with all bodily fluids liberally represented. There’s even a cadaver chapter. (He’s wearing a space suit.) It’s about the bizarro astronaut life, but also about the surreal and geeky-cool world of simulated space travel. Because space is so hostile and weird and unpredictable and expensive, and because zero gravity turns everything on its head, every single object and undertaking that eventually happens in space gets rehearsed here on Earth. So you can sort of visit space without leaving Earth, which is more or less what I’ve been up to the past couple years."

Can't wait!

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