“The Martian” becomes a box-office hit a week after a major announcement from NASA–the discovery of water on Mars. Many have wondered if the two were supposed to coincide. Some involved with the film’s production have said they knew about this announcement months ago.

Batjac spoke with Rod Pyle, a NASA Scientist and Researcher, about this discovery, the release of the movie and whether or not surviving on Mars, as explored in the movie, is possible.

(Listen to our interview below):