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Goodreads Review: Packing for Mars

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the VoidPacking for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach

I found Packing for Mars very fun and mildly informative. Great bedtime reading. Based on the title, I thought it would be more about the specific challenges of crewed flight to Mars, but instead it’s a more general discussion of the practical difficulties of human spaceflight, more heavily weighted toward the Mercury, Gemini & Apollo programs. I detected no physics/astronomy blunders. Lots of mind-boggling facts, and hearty guffaws.

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