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

Olivier Martinez as Ed Grann

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Olivier Martinez as Ed Grann the French CEO of the Mars Mission Corporation.

Return to the Daedalus

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JiHAE as Hana Seung the Korean-American mission pilot and software engineer, left and Sammi Rotibi as Robert Foucault a Nigerian mechanical engineer and roboticist inspect the Daedalus spaceship.

JiHAE as Hana Seung

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JiHAE as Hana Seung the Korean-American mission pilot and software engineer.

Sammi Rotibi as Robert Foucault

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Sammi Rotibi as Robert Foucault a Nigerian mechanical engineer and roboticist.

Alberto Ammann as Javier Delgado

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Alberto Ammann as Javier Delgado the Spanish hydrologist and geochemist.

First Romance on Mars

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Alberto Ammann as Javier Delgado the Spanish hydrologist and geochemist, left, and Clementine Poidatz as Amelie Durand the French mission physician and biochemist.

Roaming the Red Planet

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Mars colonists walk on the Red Planet in Nat Geo's "Mars" series.

EVA work

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Mars colonists perform an EVA (extravehicular activity) to make repairs to their power supply. (From left): Anamaria Marinca as Marta Kamen the Russian exobiologist and geologist, JiHAE as Hana Seung the Korean-American mission pilot and software engineer and Cosmia Shaw as Leslie Richardson the British nuclear physicist and leader of MMC’s Phase 2 team.

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Hanneke Weitering is an editor at Space.com with 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.