MARS

MARS

  • Seasons:
  • 2
  • 1
From executive producers Brian Grazer & Ron Howard, MARS is an epic series following a thrilling quest - in 2032 - to colonize Mars. In a unique blend of scripted drama and feature-film caliber visual effects, intercut with documentary sequences, the series presents what the greatest minds in space exploration are doing to make traveling to Mars a reality, and shows us the world they seek.
From executive producers Brian Grazer & Ron Howard, MARS is an epic series following a thrilling quest - in 2032 - to colonize Mars. In a unique blend of scripted drama and feature-film caliber visual effects, intercut with documentary sequences, the series presents what the greatest minds in space exploration are doing to make traveling to Mars a reality, and shows us the world they seek.

Season 1 (9 episodes)

  • 0. Before MARS

    Original air date: 10/30/2016 Runtime: 32:56 min.

    Original air date: 10/30/2016 Runtime: 32:56 min. Set in the present day, Before MARS tells the story of Hana and Joon, twin sisters who will grow up to be central characters in the global event series MARS on the National Geographic Channel.

  • 0. Mars: Explorers of a New World

    Original air date: 10/23/2016 Runtime: 1:44 min.

    Original air date: 10/23/2016 Runtime: 1:44 min. The year is 2033, and mankind's first manned mission to Mars is about to become reality. This is the story of how we make Mars home, told by the pioneers making it possible. MARS, a Global Miniseries Event, premieres this November on National Geographic.

  • 1. Novo Mundo

    Original air date: 10/25/2016 Runtime: 47:16 min.

    Original air date: 10/25/2016 Runtime: 47:16 min. In 2033, the first human mission to Mars enters the planet’s atmosphere, but the Daedalus crew faces a life-threatening emergency when the ship’s landing system goes offline. The crew’s commander risks his life as Mission Control monitors from Earth. In the present day, SpaceX is attempting to land a reusable rocket to develop the critical technology that will help humans reach Mars.

  • 2. Grounded

    Original air date: 11/21/2016 Runtime: 47:16 min.

    Original air date: 11/21/2016 Runtime: 47:16 min. The Daedalus crew battles harsh Martian terrain to reach base camp. NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly undergoes a mission on the International Space Station.

  • 3. Pressure Drop

    Original air date: 11/28/2016 Runtime: 47:16 min.

    Original air date: 11/28/2016 Runtime: 47:16 min. The Daedalus mission is in jeopardy as the crew struggles to find a shelter to protect them from radiation. The team must locate a suitable site for their settlement before their mission is cut short. In documentary segments, the European Space Agency and Roscosmos – Russia’s former federal space agency – partner to launch a probe to study the Martian atmosphere and look for signs of life on Mars.

  • 4. Power

    Original air date: 12/05/2016 Runtime: 47:16 min.

    Original air date: 12/05/2016 Runtime: 47:16 min. 2037: Four years have passed since the crew landed on Mars and established its first settlement. A new crew arrives to plan for expansion and search for life, but a dust storm threatens the outpost. In present day, we look at how McMurdo Station in Antarctica serves as a modern example of how humans may settle Mars, as scientists work to determine whether life could be possible on another planet.

  • 5. Darkest Days

    Original air date: 12/12/2016 Runtime: 47:17 min.

    Original air date: 12/12/2016 Runtime: 47:17 min. In 2037, the dust storm has lasted for months, and Olympus Town’s infrastructure, along with its residents’ well-being, suffers. The psychological pressures of life on Mars reveal themselves while the crew is trapped inside the habitat. In the present day, scientists study the effects of extreme isolation to prepare for a future manned mission to Mars.

  • 6. Crossroads

    Original air date: 12/19/2016 Runtime: 46:18 min.

    Original air date: 12/19/2016 Runtime: 46:18 min. A devastating tragedy in the colony forces everyone on Mars and Earth to question the mission. While Olympus Town tries to cope and persevere, team leaders back on Earth struggle with the decision whether to end the mission. In the present day, SpaceX continues to work on pioneering rocket technology that could one day help mankind reach the red planet.

  • 7. Making MARS

    Original air date: 12/23/2016 Runtime: 47:16 min.

    Original air date: 12/23/2016 Runtime: 47:16 min. This behind-the-scenes episode shows the complete story of how we got to MARS, featuring interviews with producers, writers, designers, and experts.