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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

SPACE.COM ASSOCIATE EDITOR — Hanneke joined the team at Space.com in August 2016 as a staff writer and producer. She has previously written for Scholastic, MedPage Today, Scienceline and Oak Ridge National Lab. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her home town of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University.