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  •  I've listened to one non-fiction audio book (0+ / 0-)

    It was "Packing for Mars - the Curious Science of Life in the Void" by Mary Roach. it covers things about the manned space program you've never seen or heard in the usual news coverage, from the early days up through the shuttle program.

    The range of topics in here covers a wide gamut; Roach talked to people in all areas of the space program about every subject you could think of - and some you probably couldn't. At times the tale is grotesque, horrifying. At other times, it brings home to you in a very powerful way what being human means while  facing the consequences of exploring a hostile environment. There are moments of pure farce, moments of extreme pathos. There are moments that will boggle your mind.

    You will never take manned space flight for granted after hearing the tales in this collection.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 06:33:11 PM PDT

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