DESCRIPTION: When astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) gets stranded on a botched mission to Mars, he does the impossible and makes contact with the crew. In your face Neil Armstrong. In the space thriller The Martian, the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas is the headquarters for the NASA space program. The manned space craft center conducts training, research, and flight control for the last frontier. Houston, we're ready to launch. Scroll down to see more film locations identifed from The Martian.