Mondays, 9:00 PM ET on NatGeo
This epic six-part global event series tells the inspiring story from the vantage point of a fictitious crewed mission to Mars in 2033.
In 2037, a devastating tragedy in the colony forces everyone on Mars and Earth to question the mission. While the Olympus Town settlement tries to cope and continue its mission, controlling groups back on Earth struggle with a potential decision to end the mission. In the present-day documentary, commercial space company SpaceX again attempts to pioneer the rocket technology that would help mankind reach the red planet.
In 2037, the dust storm has lasted for months and the Olympus Town settlement’s infrastructure is suffering as well as the mental well-being of its residents. The psychological pressures of life on Mars reveal themselves while the crew is trapped inside the habitat. In the present-day documentary, scientists study the effects of extreme isolation in various long-term analog missions in order to prepare for a future manned mission to Mars.
Mars is a documentary about travelling to and sustaining life on the planet Mars. The demonstration of this is created by a fictitious drama tale about a crew's journey to such end. Not only is this an engineering feet but a test of mental stability and faith in the human psyche. The story is legitimate and the experts from "Space X" are quite determined to make this a reality in our lifetime. An interesting and inspiring take on an interplanetary society... some may find this boring or an inaccurate take but I find this intriguing and eye-opening.
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