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Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction
Original name: Mars

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The year is 2033, and humanity's first crewed mission to Mars is about to become a reality. As a clock counts down the final 90 seconds to landing, an expert crew of astronauts endures the final harrowing moments before touching down on the red planet. Even with the best training and resources available, the maiden crew of the Daedalus spacecraft must push itself to the brink of human capability in order to successfully establish the first sustainable colony on Mars. Set both in the future and in the present day, the global miniseries event MARS blends feature film-caliber scripted elements set in the future with documentary vérité interviews with today’s best and brightest minds in modern science and innovation, illuminating how research and development is creating the space technology that will enable our first attempt at a mission to Mars.

Season 1

Aired 7 months ago - Dec 19, 2016

In 2037, a devastating tragedy in the colony forces everyone on Mars and Earth to question the mission; in present-day, commercial space company SpaceX again attempts to pioneer the rocket technology that would help mankind reach the red planet.

Aired 7 months ago - Dec 12, 2016

In 2037, the psychological pressures of life on Mars reveal themselves while the crew is trapped inside the habitat; in present-day, scientists study the effects of extreme isolation in various long-term analog missions.

Aired 7 months ago - Dec 05, 2016

A new crew arrives on Mars four years after the Daedalus landed to help execute plans for expansion and search for life; McMurdo Station in Antarctica serves as a modern example of how humans will settle Mars.

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the supplies and personnel we needed to begin expanding
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HANA SEUNG: My sister Joon's work at MMC was recognized by
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MARTA KAMEN: Search for evidence of martian life.
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over the last four years, we at MMC feel that we're
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our power efficiency from nuclear fission will double.
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entering Mars atmosphere as we speak,
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MARTA KAMEN: Listen, good luck with the welcoming committee,
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expansion, focused on his own hybrid plant technology that
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Both of you, we all have.
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the reality of Mars would've never had a chance.
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ROGER LAUNIUS: Let's take some stages in terms of how we
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and murderous winds howl at 200 miles an hour across a
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I think it's a good model for how policy and engineering and
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DAVID DINGES: What happens in the Antarctic is what will
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Medical examinations reveal only expected
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offline to complete this?
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and I know you've been through a lot up here.
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hundred years has been the understanding that the
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widespread acceptance that there's probably life on Mars.
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something there, anything there.
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but there's a lot of red sand to sift.
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LESLIE RICHARDSON: We can make that happen.
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MARTA KAMEN: The spores were hitching a ride after an
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LESLIE RICHARDSON: If the right conditions were waiting
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Well?
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what kind of permanent presence we're talking about.
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CHARLES BOLDEN: On the International Space Station
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Um, what wasn't ideal was the, uh, was the trip.
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so please take notes of some concerns.
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First crops raised in ancient Mesopotamia and now look...
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Base Commander Seung put Javier Delgado and his
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but you gotta have them to know, you know what I mean?
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OLIVER LEE: Javier!
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exploration as Antarctica is to human science and the
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It's that combination of cold, dry,
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surface of Mars?
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JENNIFER TROSPER: As I think about the understanding of our
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suffered terrible hardships, and great loss of life.
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kind of extreme swings.
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take back to Texas to answer is that soil habitable,
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the first people to colonize.
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expedited expansion orders as directed when
Aired 8 months ago - Nov 28, 2016

In 2033, the Daedalus crew struggles to find shelter that can provide protection from radiation; in present day documentary, European Space Agency and Roscosmos partner to launch an orbiter that will help future Mars missions prepare for settlement.

Aired 8 months ago - Nov 21, 2016

The Daedalus crew battles across the harsh Martian terrain to reach their base camp; in the present-day documentary, NASA astronaut undergoes a yearlong mission on the International Space Station to understand hardships of space exploration.

Aired 8 months ago - Nov 14, 2016

In 2033, the first human mission to Mars enters the red planet's atmosphere but the crew of the Daedalus faces a life-threatening emergency when the ship's landing system goes offline.