'Mars': The Epic National Geographic Channel Miniseries in Pictures

International Mars Science Foundation

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A meeting at the International Mars Science Foundation (IMSF), which partnered with the Mars Mission Corporation to send the Daedalus crew to the Red Planet.

Meet the Daedalus Crew

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Ed Grann (Olivier Martinez), the French CEO of the Mars Mission Corporation, speaks at a press conference before the launch to Mars as the Daedalus crew stands behind him.

Cast & Crew

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"Mars" director Everardo Gout poses for a photo with cast members Sammi Rotibi, Clementine Poidatz, Cosima Shaw, Jihae, Olivier Martinez, Ben Cotton, Alberto Ammann, John Light and Anamaria Marinca at the "MARS" experiential dome on October 26, 2016 in New York City.

Experts Weigh In

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Robert Zubrin, founder and President of the Mars Society, is one of the many experts that contributed to National Geographic's new "Mars" series.

Astronaut Mae Jemison

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Former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison and "Mars" director Everardo Gout speak at the world premiere on Oct. 26, 2016 in New York City. Jemison trained the "Mars" cast in how to behave as an astronaut would.

Leonard David

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Award-winning journalist and Space.com contributor Leonard David authored a companion book to "Mars" called "Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet." Watch Space.com's interview with David here.

Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet

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Book cover for the companion book to the series, "Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet" by Leonard David.

Big Thinkers and Talent

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"Big thinkers" and actors in National Geographic's new "Mars" mini-series gathered for a panel discussion inside the Mars dome in New York City. (Front: David Dinges, John Logsdon, Leonard David, Robert Zubrin, Stephen Patranek, Ann Druyan, Jedidah Isler, Justin Wilkes, Bobby Braun, Mae Jemison. Back: Ben Cotton, Alberto Ammann, John Light, Sammi Rotibi, JiHAE, Everardo Gout, Anamarianat Marinca, Cosima Shaw, Olivier Martinez, Clementine Poidatz)

"Mars" Experience in NYC

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National Geographic set up a Mars experiential exhibit in New York City to celebrate the premiere of the new docudrama mini-series, "Mars."

Rovers of Mars

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Replicas of several Mars rovers were on display in National Geographic's "Mars" experiential dome in New York City. [Nat Geo's 'Mars' Invades NYC with Immersive Red Planet Exhibit]

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Hanneke Weitering
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Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at FutureFlight.aero and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at Space.com. As an editor with over 10 years of experience in science journalism she has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the Space.com team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.