Becoming Martian • 2021 • 3 episodes • 1h:02m

To survive Mars, our species will need to evolve how we eat, drink, and build our homes. Will we need our genes to evolve as well?

First Steps to Mars

Humans seem to be on the cusp of reaching Mars, but how did we get to this point? Our journey to our neighboring planet traces a path connecting Nikola Tesla, Nazi weapons of war, a Cold War space race, and a string of blockbuster discoveries made by some of NASA’s most talented robots.

S1E1 • 2021 • Astronomy

Surviving Mars

Sometime in the future humans will leave Earth to colonize Mars, and in doing so will begin to adapt to life on another planet in surprising ways. Evolutionary biologist Dr. Scott Solomon foresees a series of changes to our species from the size of our hearts and heads to the pigments in our skin.

S1E2 • 2021 • Astronomy

First Martians

Science may soon make the dream of traveling to Mars a reality, but how will we live once we get there? How will we manage our basic human needs of food, water, and shelter on a planet known for its barren surface conditions, high radiation levels, and toxic dirt?

S1E3 • 2021 • Astronomy