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Combining feature film-quality scripted elements and visual effects with documentary-style interviews, "Mars" illuminates the peaks and valleys of a modern-day space race while dramatizing humanity's first harrowing attempt to colonize the distant planet. The scripted portion is told from the point of view of a maiden Mars mission in 2033. Led by commander Ben Sawyer, the crew of the Daedalus spacecraft must overcome monumental obstacles if it is to successfully establish the first sustainable colony on Mars. Oscar and Emmy winners Ron Howard and Brian Glazer, via their production house Imagine Entertainment, are among the series' executive producers, and visionary Mexican filmmaker Everardo Gout ("Days of Grace") directs.

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aired 325 days ago
A behind-the-scenes look at SpaceX, one of the world's most revolutionary companies, where Elon Musk and his engineers experience both setbacks and triumphs while advancing the space industry and striving to get humanity to Mars.
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Lukrum pushes its corporate interest too far and jeopardizes the safety of both colonies; IMSF springs into action to stabilize the situation, but, for some, it will be too late; on Earth, human activity destabilizes the natural world.
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Lukrum strikes a deal with Russia for exclusive mining rights; Lt. Cmdr. Mike Glenn undermines Hana and endangers colony members; the first-generation Martian baby arrives two months early; on Earth, nations attempt to rein in corporate interests.
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A mysterious illness sweeps through the colonies; when IMSF realizes one of their own has died as a result, they race to find its cause before more lives are taken; on Earth, an activist sheds light on a health crisis being kept quiet.
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When a solar flare strikes the planet and knocks out communications between and within the colonies, the Olympus Town team races against the clock to locate Marta, who becomes stranded on the surface during a rogue research expedition.
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The tenuous coexistence between the two Mars colonies threatens to dissolve; Greenpeace activists take to the seas to protest Arctic oil drilling; relations between IMSF and Lukrum, now sharing a common water and power source, face rising tensions.
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After almost a decade alone on Mars, scientists at IMSF's now fully developed Olympus Town settlement prepare for the arrival of a group of highly skilled astronauts working for a for-profit corporation specializing in natural-resource extraction.
aired 564 days ago
A recap of season one of the dramatic series, "Mars."
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
aired 1,253 days ago
Exploring the genesis of the initiative and diving into the process of how such an ambitious endeavor, accurately portraying the first human mission and settlement on the red planet, came to life.

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