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Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Formatting may be different depending on your device and eBook type. I'm stranded on Mars. I have no way to communicate with Earth. I'm in a Habitat designed to last 31 days. If the Oxygenator breaks down, I'll suffocate.
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Still Alice. The Ruby Circle Bloodlines Series: Lone Star. Chieftain By Command Chieftain Series. The Cuckoo's Calling Cormoran Strike. After a while, the CO2 carbon dioxide absorbers in the suit were expended. Not the amount of oxygen you bring with you, but the amount of CO2 you can remove. In the Hab, I have the oxygenator, a large piece of equipment that breaks apart CO2 to give the oxygen back. But the space suits have to be portable, so they use a simple chemical absorption process with expendable filters.
Between the breach and the bloodletting, it quickly ran out of nitrogen. All it had left was my oxygen tank. So it did the only thing it could to keep me alive. It started backfilling with pure oxygen. I now risked dying from oxygen toxicity, as the excessively high amount of oxygen threatened to burn up my nervous system, lungs, and eyes.
An ironic death for someone with a leaky space suit: Every step of the way would have had beeping alarms, alerts, and warnings. But it was the high-oxygen warning that woke me.
The sheer volume of training for a space mission is astounding. I knew what to do. Carefully reaching to the side of my helmet, I got the breach kit. The idea is you have the valve open and stick the wide end over a hole. The tricky part was getting the antenna out of the way.
I pulled it out as fast as I could, wincing as the sudden pressure drop dizzied me and made the wound in my side scream in agony. I got the breach kit over the hole and sealed it. It held. The suit backfilled the missing air with yet more oxygen. Checking my arm readouts, I saw the suit was now at 85 percent oxygen.
I stumbled up the hill back toward the Hab. As I crested the rise, I saw something that made me very happy and something that made me very sad: The Hab was intact yay! Right that moment I knew I was screwed. I limped back to the Hab and fumbled my way into an airlock. As soon as it equalized, I threw off my helmet. Once inside the Hab, I doffed the suit and got my first good look at the injury. It would need stitches. Fortunately, all of us had been trained in basic medical procedures, and the Hab had excellent medical supplies.
A quick shot of local anesthetic, irrigate the wound, nine stitches, and I was done. I knew it was hopeless, but I tried firing up the communications array. No signal, of course. The primary satellite dish had broken off, remember? And it took the reception antennae with it. The Hab had secondary and tertiary communications systems, but they were both just for talking to the MAV, which would use its much more powerful systems to relay to Hermes.
Thing is, that only works if the MAV is still around. I had no way to talk to Hermes. In time, I could locate the dish out on the surface, but it would take weeks for me to rig up any repairs, and that would be too late.
In an abort, Hermes would leave orbit within twenty-four hours. The orbital dynamics made the trip safer and shorter the earlier you left, so why wait?
Checking out my suit, I saw the antenna had plowed through my bio-monitor computer. The rest of the crew would have seen the pressure in my suit drop to nearly zero, followed immediately by my bio-signs going flat. Add to that watching me tumble down a hill with a spear through me in the middle of a sandstorm. They thought I was dead. How could they not? They may have even had a brief discussion about recovering my body, but regulations are clear. In the event a crewman dies on Mars, he stays on Mars.
Leaving his body behind reduces weight for the MAV on the trip back. That means more disposable fuel and a larger margin of error for the return thrust.
No point in giving that up for sentimentality. I have no way to communicate with Hermes or Earth. Today I took stock of supplies and did a quick EVA to check up on the external equipment. The surface mission was supposed to be thirty-one days. For redundancy, the supply probes had enough food to last the whole crew fifty-six days. We were six days in when all hell broke loose, so that leaves enough food to feed six people for fifty days. Each crew member had two space suits: My flight spacesuit has a hole in it, and of course the crew was wearing the other five when they returned to Hermes.
But all six EVA suits are still here and in perfect condition. What did you find most surprising about it? What makes us root for a character to live in a survival story? In what ways do you identify with Mark?
How does the author get you to care about him? Do you believe the crew did the right thing in abandoning the search for Mark? Was there an alternative choice? How did that information add to the realism of the story?
What are some of the ways the author established his credibility with scientific detail? What is your visual picture of the surface of Mars, based on the descriptions in the book? Have you seen photographs of the planet? Who knew potatoes, duct tape, and seventies reruns were the key to space survival? Do you have a favorite funny line of his?
Why do you think he made this choice? Do you think that makes it easier or harder to endure his isolation? How would the story be different if he was in love with someone back home?
What were they, and what made those situations seem so dire? Did you believe the commitment of those on Earth to rescuing one astronaut? What convinced you most? To what extent loyalty? How would you explain the difference? How does the author handle the passage of time in the book? Did he transition smoothly from a day-to-day account to a span of one and a half years?
How does he use the passage of time to build suspense? Unlike other castaways, Mark can approximately predict the timing of his potential rescue. How does that knowledge help him? How could it work against him? When Mark leaves the Hab and ventures out in the rover, did you feel a loss of security for him?
In addition to time, the author uses distance to build suspense. Discuss how. What does it have in common with these stories? How is it different? How important are challenges in keeping life vital?
To what extent are our everyday lives about problem-solving and maintaining hope? You list space travel, orbital dynamics, relativistic physics, astronomy, and the history of manned spaceflight among your interests. A Those interests made me come up with the story in the first place. I love reading up on current space research.
At some point I came up with the idea of an astronaut stranded on Mars. The more I worked on it, the more I realized I had accidentally spent my life researching for this story. Early on, I decided that I would be as scientifically accurate as possible. Q In one sentence, tell us what your novel is all about.
All the facts about Mars are accurate, as well as the physics of space travel the story presents. I even calculated the various orbital paths involved in the story, which required me to write my own software to track constant-thrust trajectories. As the plan got more detailed, I started imagining what it would be like for the astronauts. Naturally, when designing a mission, you think up disaster scenarios and how likely the crew would be to survive.
Q Are you an advocate for a manned mission to Mars? I would love to see people land on Mars in my lifetime. However, do I think it will actually happen? Also, computer and robotics technologies are leaps and bounds better than they were during the days of Apollo. So logically, you have to ask why we would risk human lives rather than just make better robots. Q Do you have anything in common with your wise-cracking hero Mark Watney?
It was a really easy book to write; I just had him say what I would say. Any reason you chose to work those specific examples into the novel? What is it?
Growing up, I loved early Heinlein books most of all. I do love a good survival story. A Not long at all. A John Young. He is the quintessential astronaut. Competent, fearless, highly intelligent, and seemingly immune to stress.
When Apollo 16 launched, his heart rate never got higher than Most astronauts spike to at least during launches. Q Watney seems to be able to maneuver his way around some pretty major problems with a little duct tape and ingenuity! Did you watch the show as a kid? Any favorite episodes? A Indeed I did!
I loved that show.
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