DESCRIPTION: When Mark Watney (Matt Damon) gets stranded on Mars after a botched mission, he does the impossible and makes contact with the crew. In your face, Neil Armstrong. In the action thriller The Martian, get ready to enter an other-worldly realm of sandstone cliffs and granite rock. Standing in as the Red Planet is Wadi Rum, a 278-square mile protected area in Aqaba, Jordan. Scroll down to see more film locations identifed from The Martian.