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“The Martian” 2nd trailer shows how to live on a planet where nothing grows


Left alone to survive, Matt Damon takes on the titular moniker in the latest space adventure set in the 2030s “The Martian” where his character Mark Watney got stranded on Mars when he was accidentally left by his team in their haste to abort the mission.


Based on the bestselling novel self-published by Andy Weir, the trailer further revealed the overwhelming odds Damon’s character Watney faces in order to survive…and after being presumed dead. The trailer’s recent reveal held at Pasadena at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was attended by Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott together with the book’s author Andy Weir, astronaut Drew Feustel and NASA’s Planetary Science Division Director Dr. Jim Green.


In the reveal, NASA shared that the technology, the tools that helped the character survived in the 2030s are already being developed as it appears on the film. “We’re kind of on the cusp of being able to do everything that happens in the movie,” Matt Damon said, speaking of space exploration during the trailer reveal. “With the right funding and the right attention, these are the kinds of things that we will be exploring in the very near future and this is going to be a part of our kids’ lives.”


“The Martian” will open September 30 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. Check out the film’s trailer below:


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  • multilis
    August 21, 2015

    Mars gets half the sunlight of earth, very little protection from cosmic rays/extreme radiation, and when solar storm comes your way is much worse yet.

    If you want to survive there, imo best off going underground, using led grow lights to grow plants, then something like “black soldier flies larva” to recycle waste into plant food and usable protein. Energy for grow lights could come from “solar”, engine that make use of temp differences, nuclear reactor, etc… nuclear reactor is much less a problem when you live in a place where entire planet is radioactive already.

    The “glass dome” idea on surface doesn’t work so well as in fiction because a) radiation/cancer, b) little atmosphere to protect against asteroids, c) much less sunlight than earth, d) have to worry about keeping temp in habitable range.

    • multilis
      August 21, 2015

      Mars, moon, etc does have advantages… rust not much issue when no oxygen, similarly insulation not hard when no air, can do equivalent of vacuum flask very easily to have extremely high values.

  • Khaleesisdoormat
    August 21, 2015

    The plot seems similar to the old 60’s scifi flick Robinson Crusoe on Mars.

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