Five astronauts make the first manned trip to Mars, in the second decade of the 21st century. They must battle and overcome inferior computer components, corporate greed and indifference, their own personal problems, as well as the surprises that The Red Planet has in store for them.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for mild sci-fi action and peril, and for some sensuality and language
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Did You Know?
The Sagan is based on the Space Shuttle - it has two boosters to help launch it and a large external tank that feeds its 3 onboard engines.
Once these are all jettisoned, they only have orbital manouevering thrusters, which might possibly be able to allow the craft to land, but are nowhere near powerful enough to launch the vehicle from the surface of Mars, even with its lower gravity. See more