Next Episode of MARS is
Season 2 / Episode 1 and airs on 12 November 2018 21:00
The year is 2033, and humanity's first crewed mission to Mars is about to become a reality. As a clock counts down the final 90 seconds to landing, an expert crew of astronauts endures the final harrowing moments before touching down on the red planet. Even with the best training and resources available, the maiden crew of the Daedalus spacecraft must push itself to the brink of human capability in order to successfully establish the first sustainable colony on Mars. Set both in the future and in the present day, the global miniseries event MARS blends feature film-caliber scripted elements set in the future with documentary vérité interviews with today's best and brightest minds in modern science and innovation, illuminating how research and development is creating the space technology that will enable our first attempt at a mission to Mars.
Four years have passed since the Daedalus crew landed on Mars and established the first settlement, Olympus Town. A new crew arrives to help execute plans for expansion and search for life. But a dust storm threatens the outpost. In the present-day documentary, the bustling McMurdo Station in Antarctica serves as a modern example of how humans will settle Mars, as scientists look for insights on how to discover life on another 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.
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.
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.
Ben Cotton(Ben Sawyer)
Olivier Martinez(Ed Grann)
Jeff Hephner(Kurt Hurrelle (S02 - ?))
Evan Hall(Shep Master (S02 - ?))
Esai Morales(Roland St. John (S02 - ?))
Levi Fiehler(Cameron Pate (S02 - ?)
Akbar Kurtha(Dr. Johar (S02 - ?))
Anamaria Marinka(Marta Kamen)
John Light(Dr. Paul Richardson)
Sammi Rotibi(Robert Foucault)
Kata Sarbo(Ava Macon)
Roxy Sternberg(Jen Carson (S02 - ?))
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