7.4/10
881
12 user 23 critic

Roving Mars (2006)

A pair of uncrewed vehicles transmit images from Mars.

Director:

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hubble 3D (2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An IMAX 3D camera chronicles the effort of 7 astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

Director: Toni Myers
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Scott D. Altman, Andrew J. Feustel
Deep Sea (2006)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A 3-D digital exploration of the ocean's depths and its creatures.

Director: Howard Hall
Stars: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet
Blue Planet (1990)
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

On several Shuttle missions, Earth has been portrayed from places that nobody else could reach. We also get shown the different locations and the environmental problems mankind created ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Burtt
Stars: James Buchli, Toni Myers
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The first 3D live-action film to be shot in space. Using advanced 3D-technology, the film depicts the greatest engineering happening since a man landed on the Moon in 1969. Amongst these is... See full summary »

Director: Toni Myers
Stars: Tom Cruise, James Arnold, Michael J. Bloomfield
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An underwater look at the diverse coastal regions of Southern Australia, New Guinea and the Indo-Pacific areas and the impact of global warming on the oceans.

Director: Howard Hall
Stars: Jim Carrey
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Join a team of explorers on the expedition of a lifetime as they set off to become the first to navigate the Blue Nile from source to sea. The epic 3,260 mile descent down the world's ... See full summary »

Director: Jordi Llompart
Stars: Gordon Brown, Joe Lewis
Amazon (1997)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Both Indian shaman Julio Mamani and ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin seek medicinal plants in the basin of the Amazon River.

Director: Kieth Merrill
Stars: Linda Hunt, Jesse Corti, Mark Plotkin
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Meet Dr. Hazel Barton and Nancy Aulenbach. These women are compelled to push their limits in hostile environments. They are cavers who risk fatal danger for the thrill of discovery. Barton ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Judson
Stars: Liam Neeson, Steve Atteberry, Nancy Holler Aulenbach
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Himself - Introduction by
Steve Squyres ...
Himself
Rob Manning ...
Himself
Charles Elachi ...
Himself (as Dr. Charles Elachi)
Wayne Lee ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

A pair of uncrewed vehicles transmit images from Mars.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

imax | galaxy | water | rock | mineral | See All (41) »

Taglines:

A Whole New World Awaits.

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mission to Mars  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$412,337 (USA) (27 January 2006)

Gross:

$10,399,670 (USA) (19 June 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[first lines]
Introduction by: [voiceover] Space exploration began with dreaming. Thousands of years of humans staring into the heavens and wondering, how did this begin? What else is out there? The earliest answers were given in myth and poetry. Now they are sought by space age technology. And while each mission increases our knowledge, it also leads our imagination further and further. How did life begin? Did it happen more than once in the universe? The answer may lie on Mars.
See more »

Soundtracks

Glósóli
Written by Jón Þór "Jónsi" Birgisson, Georg "Goggi" Hólm, Kjartan "Kjarri" Sveinsson, Orri Páll Dýrason
Performed by Sigur Rós
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Real Mars and How They Did It.
26 January 2006 | by (Fort Worth, Texas) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to see the first public premier of this IMAX movie given to Lockheed-Martin Employees. The public reception was warm but not overwhelming. The images of Mars and the Rocket Launch were magnificent and the animated segments were indistinguishable from the filmed segments, very accurately using the photographs sent by the Rovers to create the landscapes. One note about a sequence that made many in the theater groan - THERE IS NO SOUND IN SPACE!!!!! Much of the movie consisted of often young enthusiastic engineers telling us how impossible the task was and (indirectly) how brilliant they must be. I do not belittle the accomplishment, it is awesome to be sure, but this standard Mantra we get with every film depicting a technological accomplishment is getting repetitious. On the other hand, I understand the wall NASA is up against every day to get and keep funding for these very important programs, so any salesmanship is forgiven. It is also, I suppose, important for the general layman to understand why these programs are so difficult to pull off so they can truly appreciate the success. I was impressed by the humor and humbleness that the engineers displayed in the face of test failures. This is an interesting, and at times, visually striking documentary, definitely worth seeing. Take the kids, they'll be wide eyed as the public gets its first truly satisfying look at the red planet.


25 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page