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Man on Mars: Mission to the Red Planet

Horizon, 2013-2014 Episode 7 of 12

Horizon goes behind the scenes at Nasa to discover how it is preparing for its most ambitious and daring mission: to land men - and possibly women - on the surface of Mars.

It's over 40 years since Neil Armstrong made the first human footprint on the moon. But getting to the red planet would involve a journey of at least three years.

Horizon meets the scientists and engineers who are designing new rockets, new space suits and finding ways to help astronauts survive the perils of this long voyage.

And it turns out that having the 'right stuff' for a mission to Mars might not be quite what you expect.

59 minutes

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Thu 1 May 2014 08:35

Cat Watch 2014: The New Horizon Experiment

Cat Watch 2014: The New Horizon Experiment

Liz Bonnin and cat experts use GPS and cameras to follow cats in different environments.

Horizon interactive ebook

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Celebrate 50 years of Horizon with this free downloadable ebook for tablets.

Horizon archive collection

Horizon archive collection

Entire episodes chosen to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary, starting from 1964.

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