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.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom National Geographic Channel (2016 - 2018)
Schedule: Sundays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Science-Fiction
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Previous Episode

The Shakeup

Episode 2x06; Dec 16, 2018

Lukrum pushes its corporate interest too far and unintentionally jeopardizes the safety of both colonies. IMSF springs into action to stabilize the situation, but for some, it will be too late. In the current climate on Earth, human activity has dest

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x06: The ShakeupDec 16, 2018
2x05: Power PlayDec 9, 2018
2x04: ContagionDec 2, 2018
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Mars – Utunk a vörös bolygóra (Hungary Hungary)
  • Марс (Russian Federation Russian Federation)