What's the Difference between The Martian the Book and The Martian the Movie?

Science Fiction

The Martian

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Released: 2011
Author: Andy Weir

The Martian

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Released: 2015
Director: Ridley Scott
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In the Book In the Movie
Mark Watney
Mark Watney
Portrayed by: Matt Damon
Mark Watney's parents
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Melissa Lewis
Melissa Lewis
Portrayed by: Jessica Chastain
Venkat Kapoor
Vincent Kapoor
Portrayed by: Chiwetel Ejiofor
The Martian Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Mark captures water in the other's space suits. He doesn't capture the water.
   Venkat Kapoor is the NASA directory of Mars operations. Vincent Kapoor is his name.
   Mindy Park discovers the 2 pop tents Mark has set up for extra growing room on the satellite images. That is how she knows he is alive. Mark never uses the pop tents. Instead, Mindy sees that the Rover has been moved.
   Annie delivers the news to the media that Mark is still alive. Teddy gives the speech.
   CNN Dedicates a daily half hour show to Mark's recovery. Several people from NASA including Kapoor appear. This doesn't happen.
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