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 

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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.

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