Friday, October 7, 2011

Sci Fri: Praying to Mecca while on the way to Mars

How would a pious Muslim pray to Mecca while on the way to Mars? Popular science writer Mary Roach explored the sensitive subject in her bestselling nonfiction book Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void (Norton 2010), which cracked the top ten on The New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestsellers list in the summer of 2010.

And, here’s a couple of NYT reviews of Packing for Mars: “Astral Bodies” and “All the Right Stuff and the Gross Stuff.”

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm. That is a good question. Makes me want to read the book. It did it's job.