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“Mary Roach” America’s Funniest Science Writer

Gather your family and join us to hear “America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) Mary Roach ask the questions young people ask about space travel in a fun and informative conversation about her young readers adaptation of Packing for Mars.

What is it like to float weightlessly in the air? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a spacewalk? How do astronauts go to the bathroom? Is it true that they don’t shower? Can farts really be deadly in space?

Mary Roach, author of five bestselling works of nonfiction, including Grunt, Stiff, and, most recently, Fuzz, has the answers to questions about the void you didn’t even know you had.

Hear stories of the irresistibly strange, frequently gross, and awe-inspiring realm of space travel and life without gravity from flying on NASA’s Weightless Wonder to eating space food, in Mary’s trademark informative and funny style.

Don’t miss this unique chance for your family to ask Mary Roach all your questions about space travel in a live webinar on April 13 at 6.00 PM, in conversation with journalist-in-residence Angie Coiro.

Registration will close one hour before the event; please reserve your spot early to guarantee access, as registrations are limited.**

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Can Books available for purchase. We encourage you to join with a book or donation to support the production of this event and make it possible for us to continue bringing you great programs for families.
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