The above quote is one of many on National Geographic’s website for its new series MARS.

While channel surfing the other night, I came across a new miniseries that explores the idea of colonizing Mars by mixing fiction with scientific fact and actual historical footage. MARS tells the story of the crew of the spacecraft Daedalus, as they take mankind’s first steps on the red planet.  It deals with not only the technology of such a feat, but the very real toll that it will take on both the astronauts and those they leave on Earth.  Below is a clip describing the series from Executive Producer Ron Howard.

Behind the Scenes with Ron Howard

I don’t want to give any spoilers on what I’ve seen so far (I still have some catching up to do), but the show looks fantastic.  The website has everything from behind-the-scenes interviews (including a section called Meet the Experts), simulations, space quotes, episode clips and even Before Mars, a half hour back story of two of the show’s principal characters, Hanna and Joon Seung.

Nat Geo also has clips and other videos on their YouTube channel

If you are interested in exploring the idea of humanity’s first journey to Mars, or even if you just like a good drama, this series is definitely worth checking out!

The episodes air on Mondays at 9 (EST)

Links from the MARS website and YouTube.  Feature Image from the National Geographic channel.

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