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National Geographic’s ‘Mars’ Uses Real Science to Show the Future of Space Travel

National Geographic’s new series Mars is a hybrid documentary and narrative which uses real science to show what a manned mission to Mars might look like in the near future.

“This is technology that will probably be tested in the next five years,” executive producer Justin Wilkes tells Wired.

“Other films say ‘Let’s make it look cool,’” adds production designer Sophie Becher. “We asked, ‘How’s this going to function? Where are they going to use the bathroom?’”

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