Who Will Become The First Martian? A Rundown Of The Race To The Red Planet

Who will get there first, and when?

In Ridley Scott’s film version of Andy Weir’s The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney has to eat potatoes by himself on Mars after a dust storm strands him there. NASA marshals worldwide resources to rescue him and return him to Earth as surely the most-requested parade participant ever.

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