Terranauts

Devon Island

Here are some pictures showing what Devon Island, the place that is used to simulate the surface of Mars, looks like.

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/05/devon-island-mars-on-earth.html

 

 

Soyuz Space Experience

astronauts-chris-jeremy-david-880Mary Roach talks about the Soyuz seat and capsule in the book. If you wondered what all of that looked like, here is a link to the Canadian Space Agency and their astronauts experience with training with the Soyuz capsule and space launch.

http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/vehicles/soyuz/photos.asp 

Evolution of the Space Suit

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Here are a few links about the different designs of the NASA space suit from Mercury to today.

http://www.nbcnews.com/slideshow/mercury-starliner-evolution-spacesuit-n718296 

https://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/nasa_spacesuit/

The Look of Zero G

Here’s some videos about the Zero G flights described in Packing for Mars. The first video explains how what the plane does and how the parabolas create weightlessness. The second video is of people experiencing weightlessness. Just like in Mary’s experience, the crew yells “feet down!” to let people know to right themselves before gravity kicks back in.

A Pictoral History Of Rockets

Take a journey through time as NASA traces the evolution of the rocket from 400 BCE to today.

https://www.nasa.gov/pdf/153410main_Rockets_History.pdf

The Sounds of Space Travel

Have you always wanted to hear the banalities of space travel? You can! Follow this link to an online archive of recordings taken from NASA space missions, from Gemini to Apollo to Mercury missions, to official NASA press releases. Mundane yet remarkable stuff!

https://archive.org/details/nasaaudiocollection?&sort=-downloads&page=4 

V2 Rockets and NASA

The author talks about V2 rockets in Chapter 4 briefly. I’m going to post 3 articles that go into more depth about V2’s, the scramble for Nazi scientists post-WWII, and the scientist Wernher von Braun.

BBC: V2 the Nazi Space Rocket That Launched the Space Age

The Atlantic: Remembering the Nazi Scientist Who Built Rockets for Apollo

Business Insider: 9 Nazi Scientists Who Helped Build the American Space Program

Mary Roach Interview

Here is an interview Mary Roach did with C-SPAN’s Book TV

https://www.c-span.org/video/?293851-1/packing-mars 

ANNOUNCEMENT!

We have received copies of February’s book Packing for Mars. They are ready to check out at the Circulation Desk.

 

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