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Rick Martinez
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Basic Information
Status: Alive
Age: 40 (Approx)
Date of birth: January 21, 1996
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York,
United States of America
Nationality: Flag of the United States.png American
Profession: Pilot
Family Information
Marital status: married
Spouse(s): Marissa Martinez
Played by: Michael Peña
First appearance: The Martian
Appears in: 1 film

Rick Martinez (born January 21, 1996 in Brooklyn, NY) is the MDV and the MAV specialist and the pilot of Ares III. (see bio)

Rick Martinez is first seen in "The Martian"


Rick Martinez was born January 21, 1996, in Brooklyn NY. Later in life, he slowly worked his way up to the USAF Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base in California. There, he made his mark as a top-notch pilot and earned respect from his peers and commanders.

At age 15, he realized that his ultimate goal was NASA, his first step was to get his Bachelor of Science in Astronomical Engineering at the United States Air Force Academy. While at the academy, he became an amateur boxer and won a gold medal when leading the Falcons to a National championship.

As he is preparing for the Ares III mission, he is getting full support from family and friends and has a wish that one day, everyone will have an opportunity to visit space.

Rick later Commanded Ares V after Ares IV Was cancelled due to Watney using the MAV

Behind the Scenes

Rick Martinez was portrayed by Michael Peña in The Martian.