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Photos from 'The Martian': Space Movie Strands Matt Damon on 'Mars'

Mark Watney's Garden in 'The Martian'

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Stranded astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) struggles to survive on Mars in "The Martian" motion picture, coming to theaters in October 2015. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

Damon Portrays Mark Watney

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Matt Damon appears as stranded astronaut Mark Watney in "The Martian" motion picture, coming to theaters in October 2015. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

Storm on Mars in 'The Martian'

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Astronauts get blasted by a windstorm on Mars in "The Martian" motion picture, coming to theaters in October 2015. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

NASA's Mission Control in 'The Martian'

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NASA's future mission control center is envisioned in "The Martian" motion picture, coming to theaters in October 2015. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

Aboard the Hermes Interplanetary Spacecraft in 'The Martian'

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An astronaut appears in the rotating gravity drum of the Hermes Interplanetary Spacecraft in "The Martian" motion picture, coming to theaters in October 2015. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

Mars Hab in 'The Martian'

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A habitat or "hab" provides shelter in "The Martian" motion picture, coming to theaters in October 2015. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

Rover in 'The Martian'

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A rover vehicle appears in "The Martian" motion picture, coming to theaters in October 2015. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

Hermes Interplanetary Spacecraft in 'The Martian'

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The Hermes Interplanetary Spacecraft appears in "The Martian" motion picture, coming to theaters in October 2015. Watch the 1st trailer for "The Martian".

'The Martian' - Ridley Scott

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'The Martian' director Ridley Scott provided a brief introduction before screening 49 minutes of his film. "Oh, one thing," he said before he walked off stage. "I do know that on Mars, helmets have to have visors. So don't tell me afterwards there are no visors in some of the shots. This film right now is a work-in-progress. … When it's finished, it will be absolutely perfect and meticulous and they will all have visors."

'The Martian' - Group Photo

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Fox hosted an event for 'The Martian' with astronaut Drew Feustel, actor Matt Damon, director Ridley Scott, the book's author Andy Weir and Dr. Jim Green at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, on Tuesday. The group posed for a photo after a Q&A and a screening of the film's first 49 minutes.

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