Andy Weir

NASA MARKING ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST MARS LANDING

NASA is celebrating the first successful landing on Mars by a U.S. spacecraft – Viking 1 — with a history discussion from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 19, and a Viking 40th anniversary symposium 8 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Portions of these […]

ANDY WEIR WINS 2016 DOUGLAS S. MORROW PUBLIC OUTREACH AWARD

Andy Weir’s debut novel The Martian captivated readers when it was first published as a blog in 2011. Weir’s fictional story of NASA astronaut Mark Watney’s struggle to survive on Mars attracted the interest of a broad population, well beyond the ranks of space fans. Enthusiasm for the story propelled the book to The New […]

NINE REAL NASA TECHNOLOGIES IN ‘THE MARTIAN’

Mars has held a central place in human imagination and culture for millennia. Ancients marveled at its red color and the brightness that waxed and waned in cycles over the years. Early observations through telescopes led some to speculate that the planet was covered with canals that its inhabitants used for transportation and commerce. In […]

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