"Ever since our species first looked up at the sky, we dreamed of reaching Mars. Back in 2029, that dream became real, when the first humans stepped foot on the Red planet. And, in a few months, a new group of astronauts will make the journey...."
It all seems like many other Neil deGrasse Tyson videos you've seen before. Until he says, "Back in 2029." Wait, what?
Behold Neil deGrasse Tyson appearing in a clever promo for Ridley Scott's upcoming film The Martian.
Based on Andy Weir's bestselling 2011 novel The Martian, the movie will star Matt Damon as Mark Watney, an astronaut who goes on a big mission to Mars -- the one so stirringly described by Tyson above. But the journey to Mars is not where the real action happens, and we'll just leave it at that. No spoilers here.