SD Comic-Con 2015 The Martian Panel

Here’s the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con panel for The Martianthe film version of Andy Weir’s bestselling novel, directed by Ridley Scott.

The panel consists of Jim Green, NASA’s director of planetary science; Todd May, the manager of NASA’s space launch system; Victor Glover, a NASA astronaut; and, of course, the author of the book, Andy Weir.

It’s great to see NASA engaging with popular culture, which is something I think The Martian has great potential to do. I’m glad NASA is working to emphasize that strength.

I haven’t had a chance to check out the whole video yet, but if there’s a moment you particularly enjoyed/learned something from, feel free to leave the timestamp below!



Andy Weir’s The Martian – Review


Andy Weir’s The Martian sucked me in like a black hole.

The book is a really quick read—the definition of a page-turner. (I read the book in two days; my girlfriend in one). And for a debut novel, the book is a truly impressive effort. The film version, directed by Ridley Scott, comes out in five or six weeks and clearly has a lot of money behind it–just take a gander at the cast. Anyway, the book is a bestseller and, with the film on the way,  it obviously has some mainstream appeal, which turns out to be one of the things I like best about it.

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