“If a hiker gets lost in the mountains, people will coordinate a search. If a train crashes, people will line up to give blood. If an earthquake levels a city, people all over the world will send emergency supplies. This is so fundamentally human that it’s found in every culture without exception. Yes, there are assholes who just don’t care, but they’re massively outnumbered by the people who do.”
Written by Andy Weir, and originally published in 2011, The Martian follows a manned mission to Mars, when Astronaut Mark Watney is left behind by his crew after he is presumed dead. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meagre 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, headed up by Teddy Sanders, and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates, commanded by Melissa Lewis, plot a daring rescue mission.
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