A fascinating new promo video has been released for Ridley Scott and Matt Damon's upcoming space exploration sci-fi film, The Martian. It's called "Our Greatest Adventure," and in it, American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson examines the Ares 3 mission and their journey to Mars. The video is made to make it seem like this mission is actually taking place. Tyson discusses Mars, why we want to go there, and how we're going to get there. I could listen to this guy talk about science all day! The Martian opens up in theaters on October 2nd.
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 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 a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.