I recently had a chance to sit down with Andy Weir, the author of The Martian. We both live in Mountain View, Calif. and have basically cornered the market on martians and hopeful martians. Weir did me the favor of analyzing the plans for Mars that Elon Musk lays out in my book and giving his take on whether or not Musk will in fact be the first Martian. The interview also hits on NASA’s future. Weir is a good, quirky dude. Hope you enjoy.