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“The Martian”
Neil deGrasse Tyson in Video for “The Martian”

Video Caption: Our adventure is just beginning. Neil deGrasse Tyson examines the upcoming Ares 3 mission and their #JourneyToMars in this special episode of StarTalk. 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 […]

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  • August 28, 2015
Video: Matt Damon Talks About The Martian at JPL

VIDEO CAPTION: Matt Damon talks about science, NASA and the collaboration with Andy Weir on this “…Love letter to science” known as “The Martian” during a visit to NASA’s Mars Mission Control Center at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

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  • August 21, 2015
“The Martian” Author Andy Wier Wins SFF Award

the_martian_movie_posterSILICON VALLEY, CA, June 30, 2015 (SFF PR) — The Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) will host its 10th annual NewSpace conference in San Jose, CA, this July, where author Andy Weir will accept the “Best Presentation of Space” award for his bestselling book, “The Martian”, published by Broadway Books.

The movie adaption of Weir’s book, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig and Jeff Daniels, is scheduled to debut on October 2, 2015. Weir will be presented with the award at the NewSpace Awards Gala taking place on the evening of July 18th.

“It truly is the best thing a writer could hope for,” said Andy Weir, “The Martian” author. “And it’s especially great to be able to bring excitement around space exploration to the general public. This is a defining decade in the U.S. Space Program’s history, where commercialization is being nurtured and great strides are being made to get humans back into space. Mars is hard, space is hard, but we can make it work with the unwavering determination to explore that humanity is known for.”


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  • June 30, 2015