NOVA: Welcome to Mars

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Overview

After a pair of near-disastrous incidents with the Space Shuttle, all eyes were on NASA in early 2004 when their latest project edged into the spotlight -- a pair of roving space probes, Spirit and Opportunity, were set to land on Mars and send back pictures and data on the planet's landscape. Despite technical glitches and other unexpected difficulties, the rovers proved to be a major success, running longer than expected and sending back crucial data that suggested the presence of water on Mars -- and with it, ...
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Overview

After a pair of near-disastrous incidents with the Space Shuttle, all eyes were on NASA in early 2004 when their latest project edged into the spotlight -- a pair of roving space probes, Spirit and Opportunity, were set to land on Mars and send back pictures and data on the planet's landscape. Despite technical glitches and other unexpected difficulties, the rovers proved to be a major success, running longer than expected and sending back crucial data that suggested the presence of water on Mars -- and with it, the possibility of life. Nova: Welcome to Mars is a documentary produced for the popular PBS science series which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Spirit and Opportunity missions -- how the rovers were created, how they made their way to Mars, and how NASA's crew was able to troubleshoot the machines from millions of miles away. Nova: Welcome to Mars originally aired on January 4, 2005.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Printable materials for educators; Access to the Nova web site; Scene selection; Closed captions; Described video for the visually impaired
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2005
  • UPC: 783421383593
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Wgbh / Pbs
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 41,254

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Neil Ross Voice Only
Technical Credits
Mark J. Davis Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Paula S. Apsell Executive Producer
John Beck Camera Operator
Anna Davis Associate Producer
Brian Dowley Camera Operator
Nathan Hendrie Editor
Scott Hulme Camera Operator
Tom Phillips Score Composer
Rick Robertson Camera Operator
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [3:28]
2. Spirit Stops Talking [14:00]
3. Mars Geology 101 [14:36]
4. Making the Case for Water [14:21]
5. First Proof of Liquid Water on Another Planet [8:31]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scene Selection
   DVD-ROM Features
   Accessibility Options
      Play With Video Descriptions On
      Play With Video Descriptions Off
   Other Products of Interest
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