Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel, left, Actor Matt Damon, Director Ridley Scott, Author Andy Weir, and Director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters Jim Green, participate in a question and answer session about NASA’s journey to Mars and the film ”The Martian,”  Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at the United Artist Theater in La Cañada Flintridge, California.

The Martian
NASA scientists and engineers served as technical consultants on the film. The movie portrays a realistic view of the climate and topography of Mars, based on NASA data, and some of the challenges humankind faces as we prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet in the 2030s.

 

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Credit: 20th Century Fox

Credit: 20th Century Fox

Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.

The movie is based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

Actor Matt Damon, who stars as NASA Astronaut Mark Watney in the film “The Martian,” smiles after having made his hand prints in cement at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Mars Yard, while Mars Science Lab Project Manager Jim Erickson, left, and NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel look on, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at the JPL in Pasadena, California.  Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Actor Matt Damon, who stars as NASA Astronaut Mark Watney in the film “The Martian,” smiles after having made his hand prints in cement at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Mars Yard, while Mars Science Lab Project Manager Jim Erickson, left, and NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel look on, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at the JPL in Pasadena, California.
Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Actor Matt Damon, who stars as NASA Astronaut Mark Watney in the film “The Martian,” talks on the phone with NASA Astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren who are onboard the International Space Station (ISS), while NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel looks on, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA

Actor Matt Damon, who stars as NASA Astronaut Mark Watney in the film “The Martian,” talks on the phone with NASA Astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren who are onboard the International Space Station (ISS), while NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel looks on, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Martian Official Trailer [HD] via 20th Century FOX. Go to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue4PCI0NamI

NOTE: Reality check for the Red Planet!

Mars enthusiasts around the world can participate in NASA’s journey to Mars by adding their names to a silicon microchip headed to the Red Planet aboard NASA’s robotic InSight Mars lander, scheduled to launch next year.

Submissions will be accepted until September 8th.

http://go.usa.gov/3Aj3G

 

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