The Martian Setting

Andy Weir
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Ares 3

Ares 3 is one in a series of four NASA missions to Mars. The site where the Ares 3 astronauts were to make their home base while on Mars was referred to as Ares 3. The site consisted of the Hab which contained the living quarters of the astronauts, Rover I and Rover II which are two jeep-like ground vehicles that the astronauts use in conducting their research and experiments. Also on site at Ares 3 are the MAV, Mars ascent vehicle which is brand new and never been used and had been delivered on an earlier drop and the MDV, Mars descent vehicle, which is how the astronauts got from their mother ship, the Hermes, to Mars’s surface. When their work brings them outside, the astronauts must wear EVAs (extra-vehicular activity) suits so that they have no problem with the toxic atmosphere.

The Hab

Prior to the landing of the...

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