Learning From 'The Martian' – Matt Damon Talks Movies As Teaching Tools

Lead actor Matt Damon describes how Ridley Scott's film – and Andy Weir's book – can perk students’ curiosity, in this conversation with Space.com's @DavidSkyBrody at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. Also discussed: inhabiting a snarky character, astronauts (and actors) on too much time away from home, and the search for water worlds in space.

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