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Should We Go to Mars?

Dr Kevin Fong guides us through an ethical and scientific minefield as he considers whether sending men to Mars is worth the risk and if it is really achievable.

The attempt to send and land astronauts on Mars risks billions of dollars and the lives of those brave enough to attempt it. Is the possible benefit really worth the risk? And is it really achievable?

Guiding us through this ethical and scientific minefield is Dr Kevin Fong. Kevin's diverse background in astrophysics, aeronautics and medicine makes him uniquely placed to understand the technical and human challenges of this perilous journey. With the help of the BBC's rich archive and a cast of supporting experts, Kevin leads us through the journey to Mars stage by stage.

For Kevin, not only is this the toughest journey we will ever attempt, it is one that he feels we ultimately must make if we are to survive as a species.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 12 Apr 2017 22:45


Role Contributor
Presenter Kevin Fong
Producer Alex Hemingway
Executive Producer Jonathan Renouf
Executive Producer Zoe Heron