Neil deGrasse Tyson Stars In The Martian Promo Video

by Jay Jayson

The latest viral video for 20th Century Fox's The Martian features Neil deGrasse Tyson, a world renowned astrophysicist and host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and StarTalk.

Tyson, a vocal proponent of space-travel, loans his credibility to this video that examines the fictitious Ares 3 and its upcoming mission to Mars. To travel to the Red Planet astronauts will make there journey is the Hermes, the most expensive and complex piece of machinery ever built by man. Tyson takes us on a guided tour of its exterior and explains what dangers and challenges the crew will face on their long journey.

Check it out in the video below.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.

Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, The Martian features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

The Martian will land in theaters October 2, 2015.