Workers are hard at work terra-forming a planet. These strangers must learn to live together in a very harsh and new environment far away from Earth.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: None

Red Mars - Mars One - Netflix

Mars One is a small private Dutch organization that proposed in 2012 to land the first humans on Mars and leave them there to establish a permanent human colony in the coming decades. Mars One is not an aerospace company and will not manufacture hardware. Mars One consists of two entities: the not-for-profit Mars One Foundation, and the for-profit company Mars One Ventures which is the controlling stockholder of the for-profit Interplanetary Media Group that also manages the broadcasting rights. The Mars One Foundation, based in the Netherlands, implements and manages the project. The small organisation has 4 employees, and intends to obtain funding by selling media (documentaries) about the personnel selection, training and colonization. The first mission is estimated by Lansdorp to cost about 6 billion dollars as of the 2010s. Mars One's original concept includes launching a robotic Mars lander and Mars orbiter as early as 2020, to be followed by a human crew of four in 2024, and one in 2026 which would not be returning to Earth. Although the announcement garnered much international publicity, the concept has been criticized by scientists, engineers, and those in the aerospace industry. Mars One is noted as being very short on funding, lacking critical concepts about hardware, life support, electrical power supply, and has been criticized as glossing over logistics, medical concerns, and protection against space radiation. The concept has been called a suicide mission both in academia, spaceflight, and international news. By February 2015, two conceptual studies were done by contractors. Despite the criticism and lack of funding, about 2,700 people applied to become one of the 24 finalists “to settle Mars.”

Red Mars - Space advocacy and policy - Netflix

Robert Zubrin, advocate for manned Martian exploration, said “I don't think the business plan closes it. We're going to go to Mars, we need a billion dollars, and we're going to make up the revenue with advertising and media rights and so on. You might be able to make up some of the money that way, but I don't think that anyone who is interested in making money is going to invest on that basis – invest in this really risky proposition, and if you're lucky you'll break even? That doesn't fly.” Despite his criticisms, Zubrin became an adviser to Mars One on 10 October 2013.

Red Mars - References - Netflix