We’ve hit August and I would bet that many of you have been filling your days recently with barbecues, day trips to the beach, and outdoor concerts — the enjoyable, but somewhat predictable summer fare. But have you done anything truly extraordinary this summer? If you’re like me, probably not. If you would, however, like a chance to live vicariously through someone who’s had an exceptionally unusual summer experience, you’re in luck: Brooklyn-based writer, Andrew Kessler, will appear at DUMBO’s powerHouse Arena tomorrow, August 3, for a celebration and book-signing of his new book, Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen, and My 90 Days with the Phoenix Mars Mission. Martian Summer is Kessler’s account of the three months he spent working on NASA’s Phoenix Mars mission. A writer and creative director, Kessler was the first non-scientist/engineer to be included as an integral contributor to such an event. The timely event takes place a few days before what will be the largest Mars landing to date.
The signing will begin at 3 p.m. powerHouse Arena is located at 37 Main Street in DUMBO.