Did NASA time its Mars statement to coincide with ‘The Martian’?

Did NASA time its Mars statement to coincide with ‘The Martian’?


Space bureau says no, but like life on Mars, the thought is not so far-brought
In the movie, Damon plays an astronaut who must live alone after being left by his crew during a ferocious thunderstorm on the red planet, Mark Watney.

“With just meager supplies, he should draw upon his genius, wit and spirit to subsist and find ways to indicate to World that he’s living,” reads the studio’s description of the movie, which will be an adaptation of Andy Weir’s 2011 novel of exactly the same name.

Based on a Yahoo News staffer who read the novel, the long-suspected existence of water wasn’t element of the inhospitable surroundings in the planet’s.

No matter. The promotion team running the verified Twitter feed for “The Martian” immediately capitalized on NASA’s statement.

“The Martian” is expected in theatres Friday.

Talk about a few otherworldly time … or was it? Did NASA time its Mars statement to coincide with all the release of the movie?

It might be a bit hard to visualize the space agency sitting on Mars news that is leading in order for this to collide using a Hollywood film.

In a Yahoo Movies chat with movie’s cast and director before this month, Scott said NASA was “quite helpful” in the making of “The Martian.”

“They adored the version of the screenplay,” Scott said. “They believed it was interesting and largely accurate. After all, he was partially joking, but that has been really pleasant.”

Emphasis on partially.

“NASA needs to keep living in all our hearts the love story and glory of space travel to remain in tax-financed existence,” Peter Bradshaw noted in the Guardian.