Mars Attracts

Rover on Mars

Earth invades Mars in February. In a historic trifecta for space exploration, spacecraft of three countries will arrive at Mars, and for two of those it will be their first time at the Red Planet. We talk to the science lead for the Emirates Mars Mission, a NASA engineer piloting the first helicopter on Mars, and a British space expert – all to learn how these spacecraft may bring greater understanding of this rusty world – including whether Mars ever supported life.


Part 1: Sarah Cruddas - Allure of Mars
Part 2: Sarah Al-Amiri - Hope for Mars
Part 3: Håvard Grip - NASA's Marscopter

Featuring music by Dewey Dallay