The Martian — ARES: live | The Right Stuff

Information elements and project structure

Isolation test (4 August 2015) — Training for the Ares III mission included a 10-day isolation period, carried out with the intention of verifying the psychophysical effects on the astronauts in the event of situations of extreme individual survival. NASA’s confidential archival material shows Watney, Martinez, Lewis, Vogel, Beck, and Johanssen during the conclusive talks with a psychologist.

1. Introduction

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2. Analysis

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Visualization and synthesis of Ares: live promotional materials in order of publication (June-October 2015) and in narrative order (2034–2035/2036)
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Before leaving for Mars, each member of the Ares 3 crew spent 10 days in isolation as a training exercise. Upon release, they were interviewed by a NASA psychologist.[4]

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The Right Stuff: visual development synthesis — 1) Watney answers by wondering how Aquaman can control the whales; 2) Martinez talks about perfecting his own auto-erotic techniques and cites the role of Joe Pesci in Goodfellas (M. Scorsese, 1990); 3) Lewis perceives a sexist question and responds by telling about his experience in the Military Naval Academy; 4) Vogel declares that he never feels fear because he is German; 5) Beck is used to making extreme decisions in the medical field and answers with a demented joke; 6) Johanssen, bored and sprawled, briefly describes the main qualities of her colleagues; 7) Watney ironically thanks for the period of isolation; 8) The NASA psychologist (Sam Spruell) places the pen on his desk, concluding the interviews. Note: the reading order is lateral, starting from the top left. The number of frames shown does not represent the exact visual development of the video.
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Biometric analysis — The crew’s dynamic data shown during the interview include: freshman; registry information; geographical origin; company status; NASA/ESA recruitment session; operational role; professional specializations; psychological components and physiological functions.
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Personal information and professional specializations of the ARES III astronauts. Note: the photos shown are taken from the dynamic biometric interface present in In The Right Stuff, found published — either individually or in a team photo portrait — also on the promotional document of the official description of the ARES III mission with lots of additional information. See https://goo.gl/7beQEX

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