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The Mars Underground (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 9 May 2007 (USA)
Visionary rocket scientist, Robert Zubrin, has a plan for getting humans to Mars in the next ten years and ultimately turning the Red Planet blue. But can he win over the skeptics at NASA and the wider world?

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Scott J. Gill

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Josh Dasal (as Joshua B. Dasal), Scott J. Gill
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Credited cast:
Neil Armstrong ... Self (archive footage)
David Baker David Baker ... Self
Penelope Boston Penelope Boston ... Self (as Dr. Penelope Boston)
Sam Brownback Sam Brownback ... Self (archive footage)
George Bush ... Self (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Self (archive footage)
Franklin Chang-Diaz Franklin Chang-Diaz ... Self
Louis Friedman Louis Friedman ... Self (as Dr. Louis Friedman)
John F. Kennedy ... Self (archive footage)
Reece Lumsden Reece Lumsden ... Self
John McCain ... Self (archive footage)
Chris McKay Chris McKay ... Self (as Dr. Christopher McKay)
Kurt Michaels Kurt Michaels ... Self
Barack Obama ... Self (archive footage)
Derek Shannon Derek Shannon ... Self
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Visionary rocket scientist, Robert Zubrin, has a plan for getting humans to Mars in the next ten years and ultimately turning the Red Planet blue. But can he win over the skeptics at NASA and the wider world?

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Pioneers for the Next World

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The Mars Underground - 53 minute television cut; aired on The Science Channel during "Space Week" and on Discovery HD See more »

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Featured in Symphony of Science: The Case for Mars (2010) See more »

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A landmark documentary about renowned aerospace scientist and visionary, Dr. Robert Zubrin, and his struggle to get the first human mission to Mars off the ground.
15 January 2007 | by FILMISTSee all my reviews

A very well-crafted documentary with excellent special effects and awesome musical score that outline a basic, affordable and realistically plausible plan for the human exploration of the red planet in the very near future -- as few as just 10 years away (if it can be funded). It shows Dr. Robert Zubrin, aerospace engineer and president of The Mars Society, for the visionary and futurist that he is. Mars, as a destination for our planet's various combined space agencies, is both an amazingly welcoming Earth-like world, as well as a cold, forbidding and distant challenge. Unlike our Moon, Mars will be the stepping stone to the rest of the universe, and will be the first real and sustainable off-world human colony. A great glimpse of our future as a spacefaring species.


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