What is the main point of The Martian?
Plot Summary (5) An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive and can survive until a potential rescue.
Is Martian based on a true story?
7 tweets from people who just realized ‘The Martian’isn’t based on a true story. But the stranding of astronaut Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) on Mars is fiction.
What happened in the beginning of The Martian?
The Martian opens with the Sol 6 log entry of astronaut Mark Watney, who is the resident botanist and engineer on NASA’s Ares 3 mission to Mars. Believing him to be dead, the rest of the crew returned to Hermes, leaving Watney behind on Mars with no way to communicate with the ship or with NASA.