The Dust Bowl during the 1930s was a time that tested American tenacity and resilience. It was the time when one of the greatest man-made American catastrophes caused the migration of countless families because the 10-year drought had rendered the area inhabitable. This clip illustrates the factors that contributed to the Dust Bowl.
Astronaut Mark Watney addresses aspiring astronauts and gives them a few words of wisdom. He talks about his experience surviving alone on Mars and admits that he thought he was going to die. He expresses the importance of having problem-solving skills, a positive mindset, and resilience, as those traits are what allowed him to make it back to Earth alive despite the adversity he encountered.