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Astronauts dread pooping in a zero-gravity environment. They dread it so much that they’ll take extreme measures to avoid doing it: some simply stop eating; others medicate themselves into constipation.

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Like many aspiring space colonists, I’ve always assumed that living in a zero-g environment would be nothing but carefree fun. Mary Roach, in her book Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, shatters that illusion.

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