In The Martian, who do you think made the correct decision on the plans to utilize the Chinese booster: the top NASA administrator, or the person who sent the plans for the second option to the crew of the Hermes?

The NASA administrator and the person who sent the plans for the second option to the crew of the Hermes were correct because both men were trying to do the greatest amount of good.

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This question is asking for a subjective answer about events that occur during chapter 16 of Andy Weir's book The Martian. The book was later adapted into a film, and the movie also did an adequate job of showing this difficult decision to audiences.

Guo Ming from the China National Space Administration figures out their space probe, Taiyang Shen, has adequate fuel to be sent to Mars to resupply Watney. The probe would need some modifications, but it is possible. Ming alerts NASA to the possibility, and NASA agrees it is possible; however,...

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