Explore America's future first attempt at landing on Mars in NatGeo's highly anticipated docudrama Mars.
Mars is a new six-part docudrama set to air on NatGeo that splices a fictionalized future mission to Mars with real-life interviews with today's top scientists, including Neil deGrasse Tyson and Elon Musk.
"The year is 2033, and humanity's first crewed mission to Mars is about to become a reality," the NatGeo bio reads. "As a clock counts down the final 90 seconds to landing, an expert crew of astronauts endures the final harrowing moments before touching down on the red planet. Even with the best training and resources available, the maiden crew of the Daedalus spacecraft must push itself to the brink of human capability in order to successfully establish the first sustainable colony on Mars. Set both in the future and in the present day, the global miniseries event MARS blends feature film-caliber scripted elements set in the future with documentary vérité interviews with today's best and brightest minds in modern science and innovation, illuminating how research and development is creating the space technology that will enable our first attempt at a mission to Mars."
Mars is set to premiere Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NatGeo. The first episode, titled "Novo Mundo", viewers will see the future mission as astronauts enter Mars' atmosphere as well as real-life technology being developed to create reusable rockets.
If you cannot watch the premiere of Mars on cable television but still want to watch it live, you can go to the NatGeo website and watch a live stream. The only trick is you'll need to have cable subscription information.
But if you are impatient and want to watch the premiere of Mars now, you're in luck! NatGeo has uploaded the first episode right here, which you can watch for free without a cable subscription.
To live tweet the premiere of Mars and follow along with others who are watching, use hashtag #Mars on Twitter.