Based in Brooklyn, NY
Author, Martian Chronicler, Togatherer
May require travel stipend.
Event TypesAcademic - Higher Ed • Academic - K-12 • Book Clubs • Conference Call • Corporate Events • Library Events • Non-Profit • Readings
About the Book
Andrew Kessler is going to Mars. Join him in this hilarious, off-beat and sometimes emotional account of what it’s like to be a regular guy hanging out in mission control for a NASA expedition to the Red Planet. This is non-fiction. We swear. A true-life account of the personalities and pains, exhilarating highs and crushing lows that you face in workaday mission control.
Martian Summer follows NASA’s Phoenix Mars lander, the first to visit the Martian Arctic. Its mission: dig into the surface of Mars in search a giant frozen ocean, exotic food for aliens and even strange globs of liquid water.
Kessler lives out every childhood space fantasy you ever had--before you grew up and got a real job. Not bad for a summer holiday.
About the Author
Andrew Kessler is an author and founder and CEO of Togather. Kessler loves to talk about space, curiosity-based research and publishing. He lives in Brooklyn and holds a degree in mathematics from the University of California. Martian Summer is a book about the three months Kessler spent working on NASA's Phoenix Mars mission. Yes, he got to work on a NASA mission to Mars. He is one lucky nerd.