When an Earth outpost 16 light-years away is destroyed by an unknown alien force, a group of young United States Marine Corps Space Aviators find themselves on the front lines of an intergalactic battle in an attempt to save their home planet.
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At any given moment, the distance from Earth to Mars is between 35 million and 250 million miles. Their travel time to Mars was 84 hours, making their speed between 400,000 and 3,000,000 MPH. See more
After the ship crash, Vansen counts to "3-one-thousand" from the sight of the crash to the sound reaching them and claims this equates to 10 miles away using the speed of sound on Mars. The density of atmosphere required for this to be correct is much higher than the actual one on Mars, or even Earth. The required atmospheric density would be similar to that of steel. See more
Vesta Colony Epsilon Eridani Star System 2063 A.D.
Colonial Governor Borman
[addressing the group
Tonight we stand beneath a new heaven. After 150 years of calling out, the silence of the universe assures us that life is unique. We are alone. You and I are among the first to bring life to the stars - to this planet. The farthest any human has ever ventured. I know there are those at home who say that we are here only as a status symbol. Others say that we are fortune hunters, or that we're running away. ...
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