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Mission to Mars

Horizon, 2012-2013 Episode 2 of 18

Horizon goes behind the scenes at Nasa as they count down to the landing of a 2.5 billion-dollar rover on the surface of Mars. The nuclear-powered vehicle - the size of a car - will be winched down onto the surface of the red planet from a rocket-powered crane. That's if things go according to plan - Mars has become known as the Bermuda Triangle of space because so many missions there have ended in failure. The Curiosity mission is the most audacious - and expensive - attempt to answer the question of whether there is life on Mars.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Wed 17 Jun 2015 23:00


Role Contributor
DirectorGraeme McAulay
Series EditorAidan Laverty

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