Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

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  1. He’s Smart But His Birds Are Sloppy
    Japan picks an astronaut
  2. Life in a Box
    The perilous psychology of isolation and confinement
  3. Star Crazy
    Can space blow your mind?
  4. You Go First
    The alarming prospect of messing with gravity
  5. Unstowed
    Escaping gravity on board NASA’s C-9
  6. Throwing Up and Down
    The astronaut’s secret misery
  7. The Cadaver in the Space Capsule
    NASA visits the crash test lab
  8. One Furry Step for Mankind
    The strange careers of Ham and Enos
  9. Next Gas: 200,000 Miles
    Planning a moon expedition is tough, but not as tough as planning a simulated one
  10. Houston, We Have a Fungus
    Space hygiene and the men who stopped bathing for science
  11. The Horizontal Stuff
    What if you never got out of bed?
  12. The Three-Dolphin Club
    Mating without gravity
  13. Withering Heights
    Bailing out from space
  14. Separation Anxiety
    The enduring saga of zero gravity elimination
  15. Discomfort Food
    When veterinarians make dinner, and other tales of woe from aerospace test kitchens
  16. Eating Your Pants
    Is Mars worth it?
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