What does it take to travel to Mars and stay there? NASA’s Journey to Mars takes a look at the cutting edge science and space technology needed to conquer the red planet.
At a distance of around 140 million miles (225 million kilometers) from Earth, Mars has become the next target for humankind to colonize.
Although NASA has sent multiple rovers and satellites to Mars, transporting astronauts to the planet and getting them back safely again is still being worked on.
When the first astronauts finally do arrive, the plan is to have them stay for some time – paving the way for Marsian colonization.
But staying on the red planet is dangerous, many hazards include high radiation exposure, toxic soil, low gravity, the isolation that accompanies Mars’ distance from Earth, a lack of water, cold temperatures and harsh sand storms.
Overcoming these dangers, however, are a must for humanity.
Leaving our cradle behind on Earth will secure our seat amongst the stars and propel us further than ever before.
- Release date2020
- Full runtime
- Director(s)Fraser Mullen
- Part of the seriesHow the Universe Works
- Production companyPioneer Productions