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National Geographic Releases First Episode of ‘Mars’ Online

National Geographic Channel is revving up for the November 14th premiere of its new landmark series Mars by releasing all 80 minutes of the first episode online.

The show is a hybrid documentary and narrative, as it portrays the first manned mission to Mars using real science and real scientist interviews to back up the futuristic vision.

The first episode takes place simultaneously in the year 2033, as the first human mission to Mars enters its atmosphere, and today as SpaceX attempts to land the world’s first reusable rocket.

Watch episode 1 below.