National Geographic Releases Amibitious New Mars Trailer

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Mars Trailer Introduces New Six Part Story to Explore Colonizing Mars

What would it be like to make Mars your home?​

Not just to go and explore, but ​to stay and live.

National Geographic wants to show you what it might just be like.

MARS is a six-part hybrid story/documentary --  produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment and RadicalMedia -- to be released in November that will combine documentary sequences along with real-life efforts on what it would be like to travel and settle on Mars.

And to whet your appetite, NatGeo just released their first Mars trailer.

It’s 2033, and the first human mission to Mars is on its way.  In the video, as the camera pulls back, you are introduced to the Daedalus, a spaceship just entering Martian orbit, and the mission: to make a home on Mars.

RELATED: Journey to Mars - NASA Style!​

The clip is a only a short 30 seconds, but if you're excited about possibly traveling to -- and living on -- Mars, you will want to see this!​

National Geographic is also planning a digital-only prequel series, Before Mars, which will focus on the two astronauts before they leave earth, but no release date has yet been announced.

4 comments

  1. Ed Mckenna 7 July, 2016 at 12:21 Reply

    I would leave now, with no regrets, but aren’t we putting the cart before the horse? Wouldn’t settlements in Low Earth Orbit and on the Moon be both cost effective and scientifically profitable at this time?
    Where is the advantage in sending one crew to Mars, and back? If a total commitment to a “never ending” Mars colonization program isn’t set, then we wind up with a Apollo Moon Program … and at that status today.

    • Joel Ammons
      Joel Ammons 7 July, 2016 at 12:34 Reply

      Ed,
      I think a lot of people would agree with you about LEO and lunar settlements first, but personally I’m all for going to Mars — and going big. Not just one or two missions there and back again, like you say, but a full fledged effort to put a working colony on the planet. There are definite advantages to not doing that first, but also reasons why we should. I guess it’s a personal preference!

  2. Jon 6 July, 2016 at 15:29 Reply

    Doesn’t Rupert Murdock own National Geographic? Anything attached to him or any of his properties is rubbish…

  3. Iskander 6 July, 2016 at 10:38 Reply

    Do the makers of this series have any links to stargate? With a ship name of Sedalia I’m assuming so

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