As Curiosity begins its two year trek in search of life on the planet Mars, our thoughts turn to the possibility of eventually sending humans to explore the red planet. Today on Discovery
we present Race to Mars. Enterprise
In the year 2030, the race to be the first to reach the Red Planet is on - and
leading the way. China China has
stunned the world by leapfrogging over 's long-term plans and has
landed a series of advanced rovers and robotic landers in their quest to make
the most important discovery in history - extraterrestrial life on Mars. Once
again, America America and its
partners, including ,
are thrust into a winner-take-all space race - but the stakes are higher than
the race to the Moon nearly seven decades earlier. The international team
accelerates its plans - when Canada
prepares to send its final wave of rovers, this consortium will surge ahead and
at last launch a human crew. Six extraordinary individuals from China Canada, the United
France and are
selected for this gruelling two-year mission. Japan
These four men and two women must work together as a team, rise above their secret fears and struggle with the sacrifice of leaving friends and family behind.
Race to Mars is available on DVD from Amazon.com.
Mars Rising was a six episode companion series that explored the science and technology and plans behind "Race to Mars".
Race to Mars Part 2