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NOVA scienceNOW Season 5 #501: Can We Make it to Mars? 1x53

Can humans survive a trip to Mars and back that could take two to three years? NOVA scienceNOW examines all of the perils and dilemmas of this journey—as well as the ingenuity being used to design innovative new materials for such an undertaking.

This episode includes the following segments:

  • Space Dangers
  • Space Suits
  • Space Food
  • Plasma Rockets
  • Profile: NASA’s Vandi Verma