Despite arguments otherwise, Andy Weir has not issued clear-cut descriptions of most of the characters, however Weir has stated that he pictured her as Korean and Park is a Korean surname. A low-level employee who processes Satellite images at NASA Satellite Control (Sat Con), Mindy is the first person on Earth to realize that Watney is still alive. My students love how organized the handouts are and enjoy tracking the themes as a class.”. An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Alrighty! Left to right: actors Mackenzie Davis and Sebastian Stan, astronaut and JSC director Ellen Ochoa, astronaut Mike Hopkins, and space station flight controller Pooja Jesrani. THE MARTIAN begins with views of the red planet itself, first from space and then flying over its rugged terrain. Pin. Do you have a favorite among them? Mackenzie Davis. She works the 3 AM shift which she finds very dull and constantly drinks coffee to keep herself awake. Thanks to her attention to detail, she discovers Watney is alive and gets a seat at the table with the NASA heads. Back at NASA. From the creators of SparkNotes, something better. She quickly becomes involved in conversations with upper-level NASA officials on how to track Watney’s progress, make … ...the things he most needs in the rover. Our, "Sooo much more helpful than SparkNotes. According to Entertainment Weekly, Ridley Scott has been called out by the media watchdog group The Media Action Network for Asian-Americans, which published an open letter on Thursday, accusing The Martian of whitewashing two main roles. Romance is an element, albeit a small one. Mackenzie Davis was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and went to McGill University in Montreal. Like our humble, botany-loving hero, Mindy was thrown into this ordeal completely out of the blue and forced to adapt to survive. Mitch Henderson is the closest thing The Martian has to Han Solo. He was the leader of the team that made the Iris I and the Iris II resupply probes as well as being present during the 'Project Elrond' meeting. She's still deciding if it's a good thing. -- Mindy Park . The way the content is organized, A low-level employee who processes Satellite images at NASA Satellite Control (Sat Con), Mindy is the first person on Earth to realize that. She quickly becomes involved in conversations with upper-level… read analysis of Mindy Park While Teddy and Venkat tend to play it safe, Mitch is bold and brash in the pursuit of what he believes is right. It was originally self-published in 2011; Crown Publishing purchased the rights and re-released it in 2014. While looking at satellite images of the Hab, she realizes that Mark Watney is alive. Vincent Kapoor (originally in the book as Venkat Kapoor), the head of Mars operations at NASA, sent the email to NASA Satellite Communications Engineer Mindy Park, asking her to pull the satellite images of the HAB's GPS coordinates. New Chapter on the way! Instant downloads of all 1396 LitChart PDFs Vincent KapoorAnnie MontroseNASA Mindy Park was just a twenty-something engineer in a dead-end job, and a dull, boring life. Mindy works the night shift monitoring Mars satellites. She studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. She reports her findings to Venkat Kapoor, and is immediately the center of attention. Mindy Park Quotes: Vincent Kapoor: How's he doing? She monitors the satellites that are pointed at Mars and sends out emails as imagery becomes available. Directed by Ridley Scott. ...He calculates longitude based on the time of day that Phobos sets. Annie knows this will be a PR nightmare. In The Force Awakens White Women get Representation, but Black Women get CGI. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Tag Archives: The Martian. In addition, character Mindy Park is a Korean-American in the book, but for some reason was cast as a white, blonde woman.