Ready for Launch: Our New Q&A With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Join the noted astrophysicist and host of TV’s StarTalk as he speaks geek-to-geek with Andy Weir, author of The Martian.

Why did we dress author Andy Weir, the guy who wrote The Martian, in a space suit that actor Matt Damon wore in the movie? To celebrate a launch. This is the debut of a recurring Q&A with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, drawn from interviews for his StarTalk podcast and television show. The first guest: self-described science geek Weir.

Neil deGrasse Tyson: So Andy, were you a geeky kid? I have to ask.

Andy Weir: Well, of course I was a geeky kid! Do I look like someone who wasn’t?

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