Monday, March 12, 2012

Five top books for would-be space travelers

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on the high frontier:

Packing for Mars
by Mary Roach

Roach has had plenty of experience digging into oddities such as the "life" of a cadaver (in Stiff) and how scientists study sexual intercourse (in Bonk). This time around, she gets the scoop on how space explorers come up with the answers to questions like "What happens to your body when it's trapped in a spacesuit for months?" The preparations for the next generation of space travel reveal how far we've come since Neil Armstrong first set foot on the lunar surface.
Read about another book on the list.

See--Mary Roach's six favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue