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Astronaut, sub commander tell how to survive in self-isolation

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“The Martian,” a science fiction novel written by Andy Weir, depicts the life of an astronaut stranded alone on Mars due to an accident.

The protagonist lives in extreme conditions, with virtually everything out of his control.

He faces death once he leaves a small base on the planet. The challenges that confront him include how to live off a limited amount of food and how to obtain water.

The astronaut finds solace in digital books and music left by other crew members. He reads Agatha Christie and listens to the Beatles.

I suppose many people confined to home this weekend felt at loose ends. The scenes........

© The Asahi Shimbun