Phoenix: Mars Mission - Ashes to Ice

Overview

Though mankind's fascination with the planet Mars persists, only a fraction of the attempts to land on that terrain, during the late 20th and early 21st century, hit their intended target. One of the most triumphant missions materialized in the form of the Phoenix Mars Mission, a robotic craft launched in August 2007 that took around nine months to reach the legendary Red Planet, touching down in late May 2008. As originally produced for PBS, the documentary Phoenix Mars Mission: Ashes to Ice observes the many ...
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Overview

Though mankind's fascination with the planet Mars persists, only a fraction of the attempts to land on that terrain, during the late 20th and early 21st century, hit their intended target. One of the most triumphant missions materialized in the form of the Phoenix Mars Mission, a robotic craft launched in August 2007 that took around nine months to reach the legendary Red Planet, touching down in late May 2008. As originally produced for PBS, the documentary Phoenix Mars Mission: Ashes to Ice observes the many preparatory events leading up to the initial launch, including testing of the scientific instruments by the University of Arizona, the configuration of the soil analyzer ovens, and much more - all subject to a race against the clock as many individuals struggled to ready the craft for a Cape Canaveral launch before time ran out.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/6/2010
  • UPC: 841887012577
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 56:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 94,336

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mark E. Kelly Voice Only
Peter Smith Participant
Peter Thomas Voice Only
Technical Credits
Tom Kleespie Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Steve Bayless Editor
Jonathan Dinerstein Score Composer
Jack Gibson Executive Producer
Peter Michaels Executive Producer
Martin Rubio Cinematographer, Editor
Jon Weigand Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Phoenix Mars Mission: Ashes to Ice
1. The Journey Begins [8:46]
2. Mars Beckons [10:43]
3. EDL: Seven Minutes of Terror [9:03]
4. Let the Science Begin! [11:49]
5. Trials and Tribulations on the Red Planet [8:43]
6. The End is Night...or is It? [6:27]
7. Credits [:42]
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Disc #1 -- Phoenix Mars Mission: Ashes to Ice
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