In the year 2030, the race to be the first to reach the Red Planet is on - and China is leading the way. China has stunned the world by leapfrogging over America's long-term plans and has ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Michael Riley ...  Rick Erwin 2 episodes, 2007
Lothaire Bluteau ...  Antoine Hébert 2 episodes, 2007
Pascale Bussières ...  Jackie Decelles 2 episodes, 2007
Frank Schorpion ...  Mikhail Cerenkov 2 episodes, 2007
Claudia Ferri ...  Lucia Alarcon 2 episodes, 2007
Kevan Ohtsji ...  Hiromi Okuda 2 episodes, 2007
Ron Lea ...  Max 'Bull' Haber 2 episodes, 2007
Francis X. McCarthy ...  Glenn Hartwell 2 episodes, 2007
Macha Grenon ...  Lynn Erwin 2 episodes, 2007
Robert Naylor ...  Adam Erwin 2 episodes, 2007
David Rigby ...  Rick Erwin's Father 2 episodes, 2007
Vlasta Vrana ...  Space Agency Narrator 2 episodes, 2007
Stephen Shellen ...  Mission Controller 2 episodes, 2007
Elisa Bourreau Elisa Bourreau ...  Lucia Alarcon 2 episodes, 2007
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In the year 2030, the race to be the first to reach the Red Planet is on - and China is leading the way. China has stunned the world by leapfrogging over America's long-term plans and has landed a series of advanced rovers and robotic landers in their quest to make the most important discovery in history - extraterrestrial life on Mars. Once again, America and its partners, including Canada, are thrust into a winner-take-all space race - but the stakes are higher than the race to the Moon nearly seven decades earlier. The international team accelerates its plans - when China prepares to send its final wave of rovers, this consortium will surge ahead and at last launch a human crew. Six extraordinary individuals from Canada, the United States, Russia, France and Japan are selected for this gruelling two-year mission. These four men and two women must work together as a team, rise above their secret fears and struggle with the sacrifice of leaving friends and family behind. Training and... Written by Galafilm

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23 September 2007 (Canada) See more »

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Montréal, Québec, Canada

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CAD12,000,000 (estimated)
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Realistic of a steady pace.
8 May 2011 | by Marcwolf-2See all my reviews

I really enjoyed "Race to Mars" and have watching it several times.

One of the things that people forget is that space travel is SLOW and BORING. Yes there will be people who find the level of action slow but it also brings to light just how routine the astronauts lives will be.

I am old enough to remember the first and the last Apollo mission. From when people cheered and watched in awe, to when they complained because the re-runs of soaps were cancelled for the moon missions.

The accident scenario's in this are likewise realistic - although they do push the limits a little. But the solutions are likewise realistic and would work.

Just my views. Marc


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