“Mars”: Journey to the colonization of the red planet


Of all the planets in our solar system, Mars only managed to pique our attention, and still remains an unsolved mystery. Sending people into space, he has occupied the top minds in the world of science, transforming the conquest, a modern “space” race.

The new documentary series “Mars” by National Geographic will attempt to take off their viewers, their traveling in space, farther away than ever. The avant premiere took place on Tuesday 8 November, the New Digital Planetarium of the Eugenides Foundation, with guests to participate in a unique viewing experience of the first episode of the new series.


The view was the impressive dome of the planetarium, who created the immersive sense of starry night sky, throughout the duration of the projection which was introduced by Academician Dr. Stamatios Krimigis, Emeritus Director of the Center for Space Research, Johns Hopkins University and Vassilis Iliopoulos, General Manager FOX Networks Group. Then the guests were able to “travel” through a unique photographic exhibition of astrophotography Greeks, and to experience the Microsoft Hololens, watching in ologrammatiki display our planetary system.


The new series redefines the term television narrative, as the six episodes combine quality production of a feature film, with unparalleled quality of a modern documentary by National Geographic.

In production of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, the series tells the fascinating effort of humanity to conquer the planet Mars.


The story focuses on the first attempt at manned mission to Mars, the spacecraft Daedalus. The maiden voyage will take place in 2033, for which selected six specialist astronauts: O American mission chief Ben Sawyer (Ben Cotton), the US-Korean women pilot Hana Seung (Jihae), the Spaniard Hydrobiology and geochemist Javier Delgado (Alberto Ammann), the French physicist and biochemist Amelie Durand (Clementine Poidatz), the Nigerian civil engineer and rompotistis Robert Foucault (Sammi Rotibi) and the Russian astrobiology and geologist Marta Kamen (Anamaria Marinca).


Back on Earth, the mission control center «Mars Mission Control team» (MMC) that is based in London, involved the twin sister Hana Seung, Joon Seung (the also plays the Jihae) and the French CEO of MMC , Ed Grann (Olivier Martinez).


After the successful landing of “Daedalus” on Mars and the establishment of operational base there, the British nuclear physicist Leslie Richardson (Cosima Shaw) will undertake to organize the second phase of the mission with the world-renowned botanist and her husband, Dr. Paul Richardson (John Light).

The global television event “Mars” premieres Sunday, November 13, at 9 pm, exclusively at National Geographic.


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