Reblogging a former NASA contractor’s post on The Martian! Please note warning re spoilers for a film I loved – sit on the edge of your seat stuff!
Marcha Fox is the author of the Star Trails Tetralogy series, a must read for lovers of hard sci-fi.
[Spoiler Alert: This constitutes one massive spoiler if you haven’t already seen the movie. I comment on specific situations depicted onscreen based on my experience working as a NASA contractor for over 20 years. So if you’re even slower to see movies than I am, are planning to see it, and prefer to thoroughly enjoy the suspense, then bookmark this blog and read it later.]