Under the Radar

Psych Testing the Ares 3 Crew in 'The Martian'



Previews make Ridley Scott's The Martian seem like the Blade Runner and Alien director is making a late-career return to full sci-fi form. The cast (including Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Michael Peña) look like they're having a blast in a newly-released promotional clip.

Anyone who's had to endure psych testing as a part of their military career will appreciate this video, which was produced to look like an official NASA release that offers a declassified look at the psychological testing involved in preparing the ARES 3 crew for their journey to Mars.


Based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, The Martian tells the story of an astronaut left behind on Mars after a space accident and his crewmates' determination to save him in spite of orders from Washington that the ship return to earth.

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