Andy Weir and his book ‘The Martian’ may have saved NASA and the entire space program – The Washington Post

Andy Weir isn’t just living a publishing dream. He may have also saved the space program in the process.

I’ll try to defend that bold statement in a moment. But first, let’s look at the marvel that is “The Martian.”

This book — placed on my desk by a colleague who was certain I’d find it fascinating (correct) — is the tale of an American astronaut stranded on Mars. He has to use his wits, plus a lot of duct tape and back-of-the-envelope calculations, to stay alive in an extremely hostile environment. It’s Robinson Crusoe in a space suit.

via Andy Weir and his book ‘The Martian’ may have saved NASA and the entire space program – The Washington Post.

 

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