Daniel Gafitescu Freelance web developer focused on open source solutions

9Nov/150

The Martian by Andy Weir

A month ago I went with a friend of mine an saw at the cinema "The Martian" and I loved it.

Then I look over Youtube and are a bunch of interview with Andy Weir about the book.

After I seeing those videos I decided to read the book as well. In just a week, for a couple of hour a day, I manage to finish it. I kindly recommend it.

Here a few quotes from the book I love:

Me: “This is obviously a clog. How about I take the it apart and check the internal tubing?” NASA: (After 5 hours of deliberation) “No. You’l fuck it up and die.” So I took it apart.

NASA, however, is absolutely shitting itself. They see the Water Reclaimer as a critical survival element. There’s no backup, and they think I’l die instantly without it. To them, equipment failure is terrifying. To me, it’s “Tuesday.”

Most of the book NASA is "shitting bricks" ... fun read for sure.