Ridley Scott, director of the 20th Century Fox film “The Martian”, based on author Andy Weir’s book of the same name, reflects on the long-term personal and wide-ranging human fascination with Mars and how NASA’s exploration of the Red Planet is helping to turn science fiction into science fact.
Bill Condie is a science journalist based in Adelaide, Australia.
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