NASA is ready to give a fresh perspective on the journey to Mars at Johnson Space Center in Houston on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Cast members from the soon-to-be-released 20th Century Fox movie “The Martian” will meet with NASA scientists and engineers to see the real technology and spacecraft being developed for future Mars exploration.
At 10:30 a.m. EDT, NASA Television will broadcast an employee technology roundtable with “The Martian” cast members Sebastian Stan, Mackenzie Davis, Johnson Center Director Ellen Ochoa and NASA scientists, engineers, and astronauts.
NASA Television also will provide live coverage as the cast members visit the Mission Control Center from 3:30 to 3:45 p.m., and talk with astronauts living on the International Space Station.
Also in the afternoon, Ochoa, NASA personnel and “The Martian” cast members will be available to answer in-person media questions about the movie and how the space station, Orion and technology development efforts in Houston are paving the way for human space exploration beyond low-Earth orbit.
The day will conclude with a full-length screening of “The Martian” at a nearby theater.