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Andy Weir

Author of The Martian and Project Hail Mary

Andy Weir was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. The Martian is his first novel.

Photo and biographical information from Andy Weir's website.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearances

Author Andy Weir and Project Hail Mary

The author of The Martian introduces us to his terrific new novel and shares his thoughts about the current state of space exploration.

Planetfest ’21: To Mars and Back Again

Author of The Martian Andy Weir and the leader of the United Arab Emirates’ successful Hope Mars orbiter mission joined other Mars all-stars at Planetfest ’21.