When it comes to sci-fi movies, Gene Cernan, 81, isn’t a big fan. After all, the guy hasn’t even gotten around to watching Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. And yet, he admits that he “loved” The Martian, especially the scene where Best Actor nominee Matt Damon’s character staves off disaster by his ingenious use of duct tape.

Then again, it’s probably no wonder Cernan got a kick out of Ridley Scott’s space epic – especially since he once used duct tape to repair a busted fender on the lunar rover during his last voyage to the moon in 1972.

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