David Henderson
David Henderson asked Andy Weir:

In the original version of the book there was a scene at the very end of the book where Mark is back on Earth. When I reread "The Martian" that scene was cut from the book(newer version). Why was it cut?

Andy Weir The editor didn't like it. I didn't really like it either. I think the current ending is much better.

For the curious: There were no plot changes. Just a cut scene.
Andy Weir

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