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?