Media Advisory

Bestselling Author Andy Weir Appears Only at Space Center Houston

Weir talks about new lunar novel “Artemis” and holds book signing Nov. 18

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Release Date: Nov. 6, 2017

What:

Space Center Houston welcomes best-selling author Andy Weir for a special presentation and signing of his new book “Artemis” Nov. 18. This special event is included with admission to Space Center Houston and is Weir’s only Houston appearance.

Weir follows his smash hit “The Martian” with “Artemis,” a near-future thriller involving a heist on the moon which debuts Nov. 14. The book will be available for purchase in the center’s gift shop.

Weir’s presentation will be held 1-1:45 p.m., followed by a book signing 2-4 p.m.

There is always something new to see at Space Center Houston. “Destination Moon:  The Apollo 11 Mission” featuring rare artifacts from the first lunar landing is currently on display. The 5,000-square-foot exhibit celebrates humanity’s first steps on the moon, including the command module Columbia and astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s visor and gloves that he wore on the moon.

For tickets, visit spacecenter.org.

Where:

Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058

When:

Saturday, Nov. 18

1-1:45 p.m. – Andy Weir presentation

2-4 p.m. – Book signing

Interview availability open to news media by appointment only. Interviews may be scheduled by appointment via email at mmoore@spacecenter.org

Possible Interviews:

Andy Weir, author of “Artemis” and “The Martian”

William T. Harris, Space Center Houston president and CEO (Spanish fluent)

Tracy Lamm, Space Center Houston chief operating officer

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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit science and space learning center with extensive educational programs. Space Center Houston is the cornerstone of its mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. The center draws more than 1 million visitors annually, was called “The Big Draw” by USA Today and generates a $73 million annual economic impact in the greater Houston area. Space Center Houston is a Smithsonian Affiliate and the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center. More than 200,000 teachers and students from around the world visit the center annually to experience our educational space museum with more than 400 things to see and experience. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.

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