Litquake: Packing For Mars | Booksmith
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Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can’t walk for a year? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 4,000 miles per hour?
To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations — making it possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. Mary Roach explains it all for you in Packing for Mars. Presented by One City One Book: San Francisco Reads, The Booksmith, and Litquake
Categories: *Top Pick*, Literature, San Francisco