"We only get one shot at this." - Bruce Ng, director of JPL

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But we're going to need your help.

As a result of events in the botched Ares 3 Mars Mission, astronaut Mark Watney is stuck on the planet Mars. He has decreasing food and water, and the machinery that is keeping him alive is starting to fail. But not all hope is lost. NASA is creating a project that will utilize another Mars mission rocket that is already on Mars to get Mark Watney home. Unfortunately, NASA has a lot of work to do, and needs a slight bump in funding to make the project successful. Contribute to the welfare of Mark Watney and Donate to NASA. Pledging even just $5 would be enough. Mark has been on Mars longer and has collected more information on the Martian environment than any other astronaut. If you give now, you will be entrusting the health of one of the greatest assets in the science community now and in history. But we have a deadline. Eight weeks from now, Mars and Earth will be too far apart for a Mars-Earth mission, and he will have to wait eleven more months to get home. Mark Watney doesn't have eleven months. We only have one shot at this, so please, do the right thing.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Washington, DC

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA Field Center

California Institute of Technology



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