Past Event

Mary Roach: Journey Through Outer Space Without Leaving Earth

Thu, Aug 19 2010 - 6:30pm

Mary Roach: Journey Through Outer Space Without Leaving Earth

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

Jeff Greenwald, Travel and Science Writer - Moderator

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: Lafayette Library and Learning Center Community Hall Building (BART accessible), 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. book signing
Cost: $12 members, $22 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Photo by David Paul Morris