Packing for Mars
The Curious Science of Life in the Void
By Mary Roach
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393068474, 334pp.)
Publication Date: August 2010
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A manned mission to Mars would take a minimum of two years from lift off to homecoming, but the most difficult engineering problem isn't how we get there; it's what we do once we're on our way. Mary Roach, author of Packing For Mars, explains why we can't take beer into space and other challenges of space travel. More at NPR.org
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