The Martian, Pt.2

by brooke carolyn about a month ago in book review

He merely is thinking, is saving himself before people protect themselves.

The Martian, Pt.2

After so many difficulties, I almost died still being tenacious, so I became a monk-like a child when I could contact the Earth.

Mark Watney is a symbol of the extraordinary will and determination of the human being in adversity.

Warm people love.

The work is considered an incredible adventure that has discovered new ideas but still retains human emotions; perhaps the main reason is the pen of software engineer Andy Weir. Warm from a loving heart.

This heart is clearly shown in the book's dedication:

"To my mother, who still calls me" little devil ", and for the father, who still calls me "dude". "

"The Martian" is a cosmic science novel but based on human love. The whole organization of NASA, the United States, the entire world ... billions of people towards one person trapped on Mars.

If Mark Watney represents optimism, science, progress and the interplanetary future, the Ares 3 crew is a combination of talent and humanity.

"The Martian" - Celebration of "Mars generation".

In the early years of the 21st century, space science made great strides in discovering Mars - the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System.

In 2003, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (MER) program launched two self-driving cars: MER-A Spirit and MER-B Opportunity - to explore the surface and geology of Mars. Both of these self-driving cars have completed and continue a 90-day exploration plan on Mars: MER-A Spirit operates until 2010, MER-B Opportunity works until 2018 and holds a record for the longest distance travelled by any motor vehicle beyond Earth.

On November 26, 2011, Curiosity - a small self-propelled vehicle - was launched from Cape Canaveral and landed at Aeolis Palus at Gale Crater on Mars on August 6, 2012. Curiosity's goals include investigating Mars climate and geology; assess whether selected areas within the Gale crater can provide favourable environmental conditions for microbial life, including investigations into the role of water; and studies of the planet's viability in preparation for human discovery.

An interesting detail in "The Martian" is that at the time of writing, the water on Mars was still in a "fiction", so Andy Weir exploited the fact that Mark was quite difficult to find water. Again, after When the book was released, Curiosity proved it wrong.

Andy Weir shared wittily:

"I wrote" The Martian, "paper in black and white, I could not change it, the time when the Mars probes Curiosity landed there. That little demon Curiosity went down to Mars, sampled soil, and discovered that every cubic meter of soil there contained about 35 litres of water. So actually Mark only needs to bring some earth and burn it up."

In short, it can be said that people today are the "Mars generation" - the generation that grew up with the discoveries of Mars. "The Martian" is an excellent opportunity for humanity to celebrate these events while encouraging a new generation of scientists and explorers to prepare for a human mission shortly.

About amateur novelist Andy Weir.

Andrew Taylor "Andy" Weir was born on June 16, 1972, in California, USA.

At the age of 15, he was hired as a programmer for a national laboratory and since then, has worked as a software engineer. Although not for NASA, his work is appreciated by many NASA experts. Andy Weir is passionate about space science, studying the theory of relativity, orbital mechanics and the history of manned space travel. Andy Weir's novel "The Martian" was adapted into a film of the same name in collaboration with screenwriter Drew Goddard, director Ridley Scott and lead actor Matt Damon. The film became a blockbuster in the fall of 2015, reaping many awards and nominations.

Andy Weir received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best New Novelist in 2016.

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