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Comments for How Do You Go to the Bathroom in Space?
William R. Pogue served as an astronaut on a number of missions including the last Skylab mission. His book How Do You Go to the Bathroom in Space? presents a number of questions and answers (246 in the most recent edition according to Pogue's website) about life in space. The book is aimed at readers aged 9 to 12 and it is a solid introduction to the space program and a number of other topics.
I happened to read a 1985 copy that had been retired from a local school library and the book felt dated. It's nice to know that there are newer editions available (1991 and 1999).
From reading reviews of this book on various online sites, I can see that it is still very well received especially in the elementary schools. Reading it out of context, in a local coffee shop, I found the book a bit dull in places. The book works best as a reference material, rather than something to read cover to cover in one sitting.
I've actually had to answer that question (going to the bathroom in space) because we live right by NASA. The kids' reactions are so funny! "
Then maybe you need a copy of the book if you don't already have a copy. "