EVX: Artemis — Return to the Moon
A 60-minute interactive Web broadcast that connects
SCI-FI TO REAL WORLD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Presented by The Museum of Science Fiction
Wednesday, July 29, 7:00 p.m. ET
Andy Weir, author of The Martian and Artemis and
NASA heliophysicist, Dr. C. Alex Young
and moderated by Paul Stimers, a commercial
spaceflight policy expert.
A collaborative effort between NASA and commercial industries, the Artemis program intends to land the next man and the first woman on the Moon by 2024, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before with the fully expressed intention to take the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.
Weir’s 2017 science fiction novel, Artemis, takes the NASA project one-step farther. Set in the late 2080s, Artemis is the first and – to that point – only city on the Moon. The story follows the life of porter and smuggler Jasmine “Jazz” Bashara as she gets caught up in a conspiracy for control of the city. Highly praised by readers on Goodreads, the book was voted it the best sci-fi novel of the year.