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THE MARS UNDERGROUND

Saturday September 4, 2010 at 10pm ET/PT & Sunday September 5 at 8 pm ET on CBC News Network


Join us on a journey, the daring first human mission to the red planet and explore the challenges of surviving on Mars, a mysterious world that once had oceans, rivers and may have harbored simple life - the discovery of which could revolutionize our understanding of the universe.

Ever since the beginning of the space age, a number of scientists and engineers have dreamed of someday making that journey a reality.

One of the most outspoken of these is Dr. Robert Zubrin, a maverick aerospace-engineer and author known as the "Christopher Columbus of Mars".

For years, Zubrin has been designing and promoting a humans-to-Mars expedition, not as venture for the far future or one that will cost us impossible billions, but as a goal that could be attained within ten years. He sees continuing expeditions to Mars eventually leading to colonization and a second home for humanity through a process known as "terraforming" - turning Mars into a viable blue planet.

Shot entirely in breathtaking High Definition, THE MARS UNDERGROUND is a landmark documentary that brings to life Zubrin's vision through state-of-the-art 3D animation, and gives us a glimpses into the future of man's reign on Mars.