"The Obergs... have been painstaking observers of both American
and Soviet space exploration through all its as-yet short
history. [In this book they] summarize what we know about
life in space and what we may expect as such life multiplies
and expands. They are both comprehensive and comprehensible.
They talk soberly and interestingly of the great imponderabilities
and the nitty-gritties" - Isaac Asimov
engrossing and vivid account of what life is like in [space]....
Here is the human side of life in orbit. Few readers can
fail to be gripped -- and occasionally amused -- by [these]
revelations...." - Publishers Weekly
authors succeed in conveying the experience of spaceflight
to the general reader.... The discussions of the human side
of space flight are interesting." - Library Journal
and Alcestis Oberg write lucidly and comprehensively about
the daily demands, joys, and terrors of spacefaring....
The Obergs' approach is intensely human-centered.... [The
book] offers a riveting, multidimensional account of daily
life in orbit... The Obergs are at their eloquent best when
they view the future of manned spaceflight" - National
Air and Space Museum's New Air and Space Magazine
Obergs... present fascinating details that emphasize the
biological and behavioral problems that beset long-duration
space flight.... Altogether, a neat blending of the practical
with the possible that emphasizes human ingenuity and adaptability"
- Kirkus Reviews