15 Feb Where Were They Then: Mark Watney
NASA is planning on sending people to Mars in the not too distant future. The organization recently released the names of a few candidates they are planning to send — Astronaut Mark Watney will be one of them.
Watney is a botanist and mechanical engineer. The missions will be set around the year 2035. When asked about the idea of going, Watney replied, “It’s a great opportunity. I am deeply honored and can’t wait to not only use my mechanical engineering skills up there, but my botany skills as well. You wait and see — I’m gonna have a potato garden up there that will give Idaho a run for its money, but all jokes aside hopefully we have a a safe trip up there and no one gets left behind.” NASA will continue to raise funds between now and then.