NASA’S “Real Martians”
NASA personnel and technology contributed to The Martian, a book by Andy Weir and now a motion picture starring Matt Damon opening October 2. Although it is a fictional story about astronauts surviving on Mars in the 2030s, the movie is based on today’s NASA Mars exploration technologies.
NASA collaborated with 20th Century Fox Entertainment providing guidance on production design and access to technical consultants who are already working on the technologies humans will need to explore Mars. A new NASA website explains how NASA is turning science fiction into science fact.
Credit: NASA's Real Martins website