Sol 01 – Mars On The Horizon

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Sol 01 - Mars On The Horizon


  Last updated March 6, 2017 at 11:29 am


A human mission to Mars goes awry and an astronaut, presumed dead, is left behind on the planet by his crew. Sounds like the work of science-fiction?

But could humans really survive on Mars? According to Andy Weir’s 2011 best-selling science-fiction novel and film adaptation The Martian we can not only survive but actually thrive on the red planet – well almost.

Including exclusive interviews with author Andy Weir and astronaut Chris Hadfield as well as leading scientists and visual effects producer, this documentary looks at the science facts and fictions of space, Mars and movie making.

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