Past Event

Mary Roach in SV

Mon, Aug 9 2010 - 7:00pm

Mary Roach

Author, Stiff and Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

She took us into the world of cadavers and examined the anatomy, physiology and psychology behind sex. Now, Roach discovers the surreality and weirdness of space. For example, what happens when you’ve been in space for a year? And is it possible for a human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour? From the space shuttle training toilet to NASA’s crash simulation tests, Roach explores the strange universe.

Location: Historic Hoover Theatre, 1635 Park Ave., San Jose
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing
Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members
Buy the book: Purchase Mary Roach's Packing for Mars, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex and Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers from The Commonwealth Club's online bookstore. If you order the book fewer than 5 days before the event, it will be available for pickup at the Commonwealth Club on the day of the event. If you purchase it more than 5 days before the event, the book will be sent to your address.
Also know: Photo by David Paul Morris