Packing for Mars for Kids (Hardcover)

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Packing for Mars for Kids (Hardcover)

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Are you curious about space? You've probably studied about astronauts a bit in school. But - did your teacher explain what happens if a person gets sick in their helmet or misses the bag while pooping? This book tells us the things we really want to know!

— Gavin, 5th Grade

“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) asks the questions children ask in this young readers adaptation of her best-selling Packing for Mars.


What is it like to float weightlessly in the air? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a spacewalk? How do astronauts go to the bathroom? Is it true that they don’t shower? Can farts really be deadly in space?



Best-selling Mary Roach has the answers. In this whip-smart, funny, and informative young readers adaptation of her best-selling Packing for Mars, Roach guides us through the irresistibly strange, frequently gross, and awe-inspiring realm of space travel and life without gravity. From flying on NASA’s Weightless Wonder to eating space food, Packing for Mars for Kids is chock-full of firs-hand experiences and thorough research. Roach has crafted an authoritative and accessible book that is perfectly pitched to inquiring middle grade readers.
Mary Roach is the author of seven best-selling works of nonfiction, including Stiff, Bonk, and Gulp. Her writing has appeared in Outside, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine, among other publications.
Product Details ISBN: 9781324019374
ISBN-10: 1324019379
Publisher: Norton Young Readers
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Pages: 144
Language: English