Illustration for article titled Meet The Crew Of Ares 3 In iThe Martian/is Official Mission Guide

For each mission, NASA does a considerable amount of work publicizing their efforts to bring awareness of their mission to the general public. The same would be true for a manned Mars Mission, as the official Mission Guide for The Martian demonstrates.

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The guide looks like a slick magazine with a whole bunch of facts and pictures about the Ares 3 mission. This mission? Study the geology and sedimentology of Acidalia Planitia to learn about the planet’s recent geologic history.

Illustration for article titled Meet The Crew Of Ares 3 In iThe Martian/is Official Mission Guide
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The document also talks about the background of each of the characters. What’s cool about this is that it expands the world a bit from the Andy Weir’s novel. Apparently, SpaceX has set up its own space station, and the Hermes Spacecraft was a join project from NASA, the ESA, JAXA, ISRO and private interests.

Download the official Mission Guide here.

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