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Title: The Science Behind 'The Martian' - Staying Warm on Mars

Set in the not-too-distant future, “The Martian” is the story of an astronaut stranded on Mars who has to rely on his own wit and ingenuity to survive the planet’s hostile conditions. If Mark Watney’s mission were real, Oak Ridge National Laboratory would be playing a vital role in his survival, as it would be the sole source of the Plutonium-238 needed for the RTG, as well as the fuel’s containment material in the form of iridium clad vent sets.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1237836
Resource Type:
Other
Research Org:
ORNL (Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCES ISOTOPE; MARS; MARTIAN; ASTRONAUT; RADIOISOTOPE THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR; PLUTONIUM-238; OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY; IRIDIUM CLAD VENT SET