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Mars: Red and Dead?

Maggie and Chris reveal the latest results from Nasa's Curiosity and Esa's ExoMars TGO missions that are attempting to find signs of life on Mars.

Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Chris Lintott reveal the latest results from Nasa's Curiosity and Esa's ExoMars TGO missions that are attempting to find signs of life on Mars. Maggie visits the Airbus 'Mars Yard' to find out how the next lander heading to Mars is being built to survive the planet's incredibly hostile environment. And the team asks - if Mars is a dead planet, could the first life on Mars be humans? Chris talks to Andy Weir, author of The Martian, about whether a manned mission to Mars is just a fantasy.

30 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Jean Sibelius

    Pelleas and Melisande: At The Castle Gate

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock
Presenter Chris Lintott
Executive Producer Jonathan Renouf
Series Producer Simon Winchcombe
Presenter Pete Lawrence

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