Andy Weir’s “The Martian” provides a template for what a realistic mission to Mars could be like, yet most science news I hear about actual proposed missions appear to be just a big Apollo. Don’t we have to do it in Weir’s way to succeed?

No. Andy Weir’s “The Martian” was science fiction. It was a possibility, but not a reality at present. Don’t confuse science fiction with reality.

We shouldn’t go to Mars (in my opinion) but we are going anyway. That being said, we have to wait and see how it plays out in reality, not in sci-fi.

Author: Wayne Boyd

Wayne Edward Boyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953. He is a published author, former ISKCON sannyasi, and traveler, having lived on 3 continents and visited 37 countries. He presently lives in Amarillo, Texas working as a correctional officer and has interests in photography, political science and astronomy.

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