Packing for Mars Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
Packing for Mars is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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The Raw Underbelly of Living in Space
By Data Wrangler
Mary Roach goes where no "man" has gone before (well few investigative reporters at least). With eloquent humor she investigates the "ins" and "outs" of eating in space, life without bathing, "space sickness", and all of the the other things seldom discussed by the NASA PR machine.
A good read for space enthusiasts and space history buffs. This book should be required reading for wannabe "space tourists".
Fun and fascinating
Full of interesting tidbits, it's a great glimpse in to the human side of space that nobody talks about. The little kid inside of me now has answers to a lot of questions.
Almost done with all of mary's books.. Will be sad when that happens.
By John Crichton
Mary's book is informative while light-hearted and makes the extreme difficulties associated with manned spaceflight accessible to the layman. A must-read for anyone interested in long-duration spaceflight and definitely anyone who wonders why space travel is so expensive and dangerous.
A great read!
This is one small book for man, one giant delight for mankind.
Very interesting indeed!
This book covers a huge amount I wanted to know.
An Interesting Lunchtime Read...
I have an interest in space, that is large as... well, space; as such the subject of this book was very appealing to me. If you feel the same then this will not disappoint. In addition, the book will probably gross you out. That said, it all is amusingly written and beyond fascinating.
As mentioned before, I read it all during my lunch breaks and it was quite an experience considering how obsessed NASA is with things inside you and how things get in and out of you.
This book is well researched and well written with a easy-going style that makes it an easy read. Maybe I will take back the space aficionado and say that anyone would dig this book.
Informative and Fun
I really enjoyed this book, and learned interesting facts about space agencies and people who fly into space and at what costs. Good read.
Fascinating, hilariously funny and wonderfully insightful, Packing for Mars is a rivetingly entertaining book I could not stop reading. I have three words: buy this book. Now.
Mary Roach is wonderfully warped, a marvelously witty, funny storyteller. She peels away the glamour of space travel,and shows what a challenge it is, both for the heroic astronauts and for countless people on the ground who make it possible. And she does so in a way that is neither insulting nor condescending, but always entertaining. If I ever gave to travel deep into space, Mary Roach would be a great fellow astronaut.
Packing for Mars is A-OK. That's a Roger. Out.
Good bad and ugly of nasa
By GBU Nasa
Great book, well written; however it seems a little short for the price.