Study Guide

The Martian Characters

By Andy Weir

Mark Watney

Mark Watney is the man. When we first meet him, he's your average, run-of-the-mill botanist....

Annie Montrose

As nerds, we think we're justified in saying that The Martian is one geek-filled book. The novel...

Ares 3 Crew (Commander Lewis, Martinez, Johansen, Beck, Vogel)

It doesn't matter if you're a rapper, a pirate, or an astronaut—everyone needs a good crew....

Mindy Park

Although you might not notice it at first, Mindy Park goes through more growth than any character...

Mitch Henderson

Mitch Henderson is the closest thing The Martian has to Han Solo. While Teddy and Venkat tend to...

Teddy Sanders

Our boy Teddy Sanders really gets the short end of the stick. Basically, the guy leads the charge...

Rich Purnell

Rich Purnell fits just about every nerdy stereotype you've ever heard. Genius-level IQ? Check....

Venkat Kapoor

Venkat might not be the flashiest scientist we meet at NASA, but the dude knows how to do his...