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Part four of our special four-part series, “Oscar on Mars.”
We're wrapping up "Oscar on Mars," our special series exploring the art of filmmaking through one movie, Ridley Scott's "The Martian."
The movie picked up seven Oscar nominations, including best picture and best actor for Matt Damon. Over the course of the week, we talked with folks in the Boston film industry, and examined why "The Martian" was also nominated in some of the nuts and bolts categories, such as best visual effects, best adapted screenplay and best sound mixing and editing.
"The Martian" is science fiction, but how close is it to science fact?
Above all, we're journalists here, so let's close our series by fact-checking "The Martian."
Michael Hecht, associate director for research management at MIT's Haystack Observatory. He's principle investigator of MOXIE and was a senior research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for almost 30 years.
This segment aired on February 26, 2016.