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Andy Weir

Author, The Martian and Artemis

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Macro-02 Space Exploration and Settlement, Tuesday 17 November 1000-1100

Meet the Author! Tuesday 17 November 1130-1150 in the ASCEND Booth

Andy Weir built a career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing fulltime. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California.

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

PROJECT HAIL MARY – Available for Pre-Order Now

A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this incredible new science-based thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian. Part scientific mystery, part dazzling interstellar journey, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian–while taking us to places it never dreamed of going. Find out more at https://www.andyweirauthor.com/

World Building is Fun
Andy Weir joins ASCEND’s speaker lineup to explore the macro theme of enabling the long-term human exploration and settlement of space. Weir’s passion of writing about off-world civilizations started when he was a kid. Weir enjoyed the engineering, science, math, and research that went into building a city on the moon for his book Artemis. To him, “world-building is fun, you know?” If you agree, come hear this fantastic storyteller at ASCEND. Register Today.[/mpc_textblock][mpc_button preset=”mpc_preset_21″ url=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ascend.events%2Fexperience%2Fspeakers|title:Link||” font_preset=”mpc_preset_20″ font_color=”#e0004d” font_size=”16″ font_transform=”uppercase” font_align=”left” title=”BACK TO SPEAKERS” border_css=”border-width:2px;border-color:#e0004d;border-style:solid;border-radius:0px;” padding_divider=”true” padding_css=”padding-top:12px;padding-right:30px;padding-bottom:12px;padding-left:30px;” margin_divider=”true” margin_css=”margin-top:11px;” hover_font_color=”#ffffff” hover_background_color=”#e0004d” hover_background_effect=”slide-top”]

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