As you are probably aware, it is very nearly Christmas, and while you’re stuffing your face with all the tasty delights that come with the festive season, spare a thought for those floating around without their friends and family around them.
Unfortunately, a storm hits, and Watney gets stranded on the red planet, with Nasa deciding to not to send out a retrieval unit even though he is alive. What are Nasa trying to tell them?
“Mark Watney’s journey to Mars in the film mimics the real challenges – both human and technological – of going there and the ingenuity required to live on the Red Planet,” said Nasa’s associate administrator for communications David Weaver.
Throughout the movie making process, Nasa and Scott worked extensively together to make sure the final film was as authentic as possible.
“Astronauts are free to watch the film on the space station in their down time,” Weaver continued.
The ISS has also been sent some of Scott’s other films, including Prometheus, Thelma & Louise, Exodus and Alien. They might not want to watch that last one either.