Red Planet

Heather Couper presents a three-part series investigating the mysteries of Mars.


01Approaching Mars20030827Tonight, Mars is closer to the Earth than it has been for sixty thousand years. Why are humans so fascinated by our neighbouring planet, and what would it be like to go there?
02Fourth Rock From The Sun20030903Is there water on Mars and could the planet sustain any form of life?
03 LASTEveryday Life On Mars20030910What would a mission to Mars be like? In deserts on the Earth, scientists are donning spacesuits and living in tiny habitation modules, to test the systems that would be used on a human journey to Mars. Sue Armstrong hears what it's like to be a Martian explorer without ever leaving the Earth.