A team of astronauts are on Mars. When a storm hits the team tries to get off the planet but the line gets cut and Mark Watney is blown away. The sensors detect no life signs so they assume Watney is dead. But in actuality his sensor was damaged. He proceeds to the habitat and sets himself up. He knows that it’ll be at least three years till the next mission arrives and he has no means to communicate and his supplies will only last a year. So he tries to make more. On Earth the Mars Mission Director wants to mount a mission to bring back Watney’s remains so he has the satellites check out the surface of Mars and they discover that Watney is alive. So they have to figure out how to help him. Eventually Watney finds a way to communicate with Earth. And NASA needs to decide whether to tell the crew he’s still alive but they’re on their way back.
During a storm in Mars, the astronaut Mark Watney is hit by an antenna and presumed dead by his captain and crew that cannot find him. Captain Melissa Lewis seeks him out and decides to departure with her crew. However, he has survived and finds that was left behind short of supplies and without communication to Earth. Mark is botanic and uses his knowledge to plant potatoes in a green house he has prepared. Meanwhile in NASA the scientists find that Mark is alive and try at any cost to bring him back to Earth. Will they succeed?