A Mars-Bound Astronaut Risks Everything for the Future in Others Will Follow

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Andrew Finch’s Others Will Follow is about a mission to Mars gone awry, but this isn’t The Martian. There are no alien potatoes, and no jokes about space pirates—just a lonely astronaut reflecting on his fate, and deciding to risk it all to send one last inspirational message back to Earth.

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The story is very simple—but the special effects are very cool and give the astronaut’s last act real emotional impact. You can check out a making-of video to learn more about those.

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Matt dB

Was that an updated version of William Safire’s “Moon Disaster” speech?

I’ll look as soon as my screen stops being all blurry.