Samantha Cristoforetti, the first Italian woman to join the crews of the European Space Agency, answered the question: ‘Survivor – is The Martian a realistic film?’
Samantha Cristofretti, the famous Italian astronaut and aviator, during the first evening of the Ultrapop Festival last spring, talked about some of the scientific aspects, and how much realistic, Sopravvissuto – The Martian, 2015 film directed and produced by Ridley Scott.
Speaking of the film starring Matt Damon, released just in the year in which Cristofretti ended her space mission, the woman explained that the film is a film adaptation of a very book “eccentric” di Andy Weir.
“In the end, the film took much more Hollywood freedom than the novel, which could also have been spared because I don’t think it added value to the literary work.“said the astronaut, explaining that the film directed by Scott is closer to”science fiction“that at the”science“.
“The whole survival part, of survival on Mars, is not realistic because everything can’t be right for you, you can’t have so much luck that everything that comes to mind is fine for you. For example, the initial storm is not realistic because on Mars the atmospheric pressure is very low, so a storm like that of Survivor – The Martian could not exist. But it is plausible, in the sense that each of these things taken individually has its own scientific sense. “Concluded Samantha Cristoforetti.