Help Bring Astronaut Mark Watney Home from Mars in Ridley Scott’s The Martian


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20th Century Fox has released a series of videos and screenshots from the Ares 3 crew from the upcoming film The Martian.

In the videos, NASA offers a declassified look at the psychological testing involved in preparing the crew for their journey to Mars, Neil deGrasse Tyson examining the upcoming Ares 3 mission in their #JourneyToMars special episode of StarTalk, and the world uniting to save one man, Astronaut Mark Watney to help #BringHimHome.

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. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates are 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.

Based on the best-selling novel, The Martian features Jessica Chastain (Interstellar), Kristen Wiig (SNL), Kate Mara (Fantastic Four), Michael Pena (End of Watch), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Donald Glover (Community).

The Martian will release in theaters on October 2nd.

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