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Mary Roach's books are always an interesting and entertaining read, and this one doesn't disappoint.
I read this book in one sitting and it's safe to say that I will never look at astronauts in quite the same way again.
There's so much I learnt from Mary Roach's book that I see astronauts and space travel in a totally different light.
Mary Roach is one of my FAVORITE writers. She is funny, while being accurately informative. She is a clever read, while dispensing really interesting scientific facts. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Cynthia Woodruff
Roach writes fascinating content in a familiar voice. I find space exploration so intriguing but rarely have the patience to read strictly academic texts. I learned so much. Read morePublished 13 hours ago by grace
Tons of cool info, but Roach's crudeness really annoyed me. I didn't finish it.Published 1 day ago by Amanda F
I wanted to really like this one but in the end it failed. I usually like Mary's writing style with its zingers and her quirky remarks. This one felt slow and unfocused. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Robert Sparrenberger
Mary Roach has written the real history of the space program, as opposed to the sanitized version we got from NASA and the Soviet Space Agency. Read morePublished 10 days ago by wycur
Much of this sort of writing will be familiar to readers of the New Yorker: "Jane Doe greets me at the Burpleson AFB Disorientation Research Center; her greet baize overcoat, silk... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Soo Doe Nimh
Think you're ready to live on Mars or take a long, long journey? Ready for loss of muscle mass and bone? Want to know how to go to the bathroom in zero gravity? Read morePublished 13 days ago by Joe R. Mcauley