Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [andy-weir]

American author, born 1972, whose first novel "The Martian" was filmed in 2015.

4
votes
1answer
118 views

Dates For Events Not Mentioned in the Martian book/movie

I know the original dates etc for the Ares III mission because of the movie promo stuff but when their plans got messed up because of Watney being left behind does anyone know the dates (even rough ...
5
votes
1answer
107 views

How is heat of the city of Artemis disposed?

In the novel Artemis by Andy Weir it is told that the heat generated by harvester's engine/battery cannot dissolve into the air and rise to the sky because there is no atmosphere. Therefore the heat ...
42
votes
2answers
8k views

In The Martian, how were the crew in the Hermes shielded from radiation?

I have not read the book of The Martian, but there was one glaring omission in the movie that struck me. How were the crew in the Hermes protected from radiation? In space, especially ...
1
vote
1answer
345 views

Why would it take Johanssen 17 months to return?

In "The Martian", when Johanssen speaks to her father about possibly having to eat the crew if the probe fails, why does she say it would take 17 months to return alone? If the probe failed, wouldn't ...
9
votes
3answers
3k views

What happens to the computer displays in the HAB?

There was a point where Watney took a portable computer outside and the LCD was instantly destroyed. The assumption being it was permanently destroyed. But after the HAB accident where it was opened ...
15
votes
5answers
8k views

In Andy Weir's “The Martian”, is the Ares 3 crew joking about having Johansen eat them?

During the time when the Ares 3 crew has direct video contact with Earth, Johansen has a uncomfortable conversation with her father in which she implies that Commander Lewis had told her that in the ...
20
votes
1answer
22k views

What's going on with the ending of The Martian?

My library copy of The Martian by Andy Weir finishes with Mark's rescue by the rest of the Ares 3 crew. The last line is: This is the happiest day of my life. However, the LibraryThing page for ...