The Martian grabs Neil deGrasse Tyson to narrate a stirring new promo

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Aug 30, 2015, 7:50 PM EDT (Updated)

Ridley Scott's upcoming adaptation of Andy Weir's sci-fi novel The Martian, starring Matt Damon, is looking pretty spectacular from the recent trailers and images orbiting the geek realm.  20th Century Fox's marketing gurus released this informative viral video hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, with the cool astrophysicist's mesmerizing voice taking us through the details of the Ares 3 mission to the Red Planet.  In this fictitious episode of StarTalk, Tyson takes us along for an outer-space odyssey outside low-Earth orbit and onward to Mars, describing the mission parameters and all its inherited perils, like radiation bombardment, solar flares, meteoroids and asteroids.  Strap in and stare off into the stars.

Starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sean Bean, The Martian launches Oct. 2, 2015.

(Via Coming Soon


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