How Do You Go to the Bathroom in Space?

How Do You Go to the Bathroom in Space?

by William R. Pogue, Sidney Harris
     
 

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Have you ever wondered what it's really like for an astronaut in outer space? From the exciting moments to the day-to-day details, from the serious to the humorous, you'll find answers to every question you've ever had about living in space!

What does it feel like to be weightless? Would a sneeze propel you backward? What happens to your body in space? And, most

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Have you ever wondered what it's really like for an astronaut in outer space? From the exciting moments to the day-to-day details, from the serious to the humorous, you'll find answers to every question you've ever had about living in space!

What does it feel like to be weightless? Would a sneeze propel you backward? What happens to your body in space? And, most importantly, how do you go to the bathroom in space?

Find out the answers from the astronaut who for more than a decade held the world record for the number of days spent living in space!

To take advantage of the renewed interest in space travel, thanks to the success of Packing for Mars, this re-release of the bestseller (with over a quarter million copies in print) features a fresh look, dozens of authentic NASA photographs, and an introduction by John Glenn.

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“Fun to browse… Readers will enjoy satisfying their curiosity about life in space through this accessible title.”—VOYA  

VOYA
How does a spacecraft get heated? Do things taste and smell the same in space? The answers to these and many other questions about life in space can be found in this fun and educational resource. A revised edition, it contains inquiries addressed to the author, a former astronaut, about the international space station and other recent space program developments. Beginning with personal queries for the author such as "How did you shave?" the title suddenly immerses the reader in general and technical space questions, such as "What causes oxygen erosion on the Shuttle?" Fun to browse, some organizational changes would make the book easier to navigate. No table of contents is provided and the appendix listing is obscurely hidden and without page numbers. Contact information and additional reference lists with URLs would be well served to have "freshness dates." Nevertheless the index is well organized, with each topic pointing to a specific question number. Some questions are crossreferenced when appropriate. Readers will enjoy satisfying their curiosity about life in space through this accessible title. Index. Illus. Photos. Further Reading. Appendix. VOYA CODES: 2Q 2P M J S (Better editing or work by the author might have warranted a 3Q; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 1999, Tor, Ages 12 to 18, 192p, $11.95 Trade pb. Reviewer: Joyce W. Yen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312872953
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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