Packing for Mars by Mary Roach 


Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
by Mary Roach
Pages: 334
My rating: B+
Source: Purchased
Mary Roach is a non-fiction master. She takes details that have the possibility of being quite mundane and weaves them into what almost seems like a narrative work. I believe this is Roach’s 5th non-fiction book, and once again, she doesn’t disappoint.
Packing for Mars is all about the trials and tribulations that the space program has encountered through the years: everything from taste-testing food in a tube to the perils of urinating in space. Who knew Nasa’s dirty little secrets could be so humorous?
If you’re at all a space-junkie like me, grab this and you won’t be let down. Seriously, how does one get a job like this? Sign me up!