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Searching for the ultimate vacation destination? Once you’ve checked off Gough Island and the Kamchatka Peninsula, you should be all set for the next ‘it’ destination: Mars! Only the wealthiest individuals will be able to afford a journey to the red planet.

But rockets are being developed, scientists leading the cavalcade, and businessmen are ready to spend billions to help astrophysicist Stephen
Hawking’s dream of Martian exploration come true.

Destination Mars examines the current interest in internationally manned flights to Mars, and portrays the scientists and engineers who will get us there. A global competition has already been set up to send the first humans on a one-way trip to Mars. The race is on, and capturing the imagination of the world. We don’t know what we’ll find, but there should be lots of ‘firsts’!