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Mars TV series mixes Elon Musk with sci-fi for mission to the red planet

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Traveling to Mars and setting up a human settlement is not yet a reality, but a new television series promises to give us the closest view yet of how it might actually happen. 

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Produced by Hollywood veterans Brian Grazer and Ron Howard (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), the film is a combination of fact and fiction. It features an international crew of astronauts embarking on a mission to Mars and is interspersed with interviews with very real space travel professionals. 

Included in the interviews are space experts like Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX; Peter Diamandis, the founder of the XPrize Foundation; and Neil deGrasse Tyson, the director of the Hayden Planetarium. In the brief trailer, each expert offers his or her take on what it will require to really put humans on Mars.  Read more...

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