National Geographic's MARS Now on Blu-ray #MARSDay #sponsored

I received MARS on Blu-ray and a book about MARS for review purposes as a Fox Home Insider. All opinions are my own.

National Geographic, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer

MARS has recently released on blu-ray from 20th Fox Home Entertainment and National Geographic.  My family recently viewed part of this dramatic series from executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.  

About MARS:

National Geographic, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer
photo credit: National Geographic Channels/Robert Viglasky
MARS follows a crew of courageous international astronauts on its exhilarating maiden voyage to Mars and quest to colonize the fourth planet from the sun.
In a unique blend of scripted drama intermixed with documentary sequences and feature-film-caliber visual effects, the series presents what the greatest minds in space exploration are doing to make traveling to Mars a reality, featuring Big Thinkers like Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Petranek. Experience MARS in breathtaking high-definition.

The must-own National Geographic sci-fi docudrama is jam packed with two hours of extras, including prequel BEFORE MARS, Living on Mars, Cast & Crew Interviews and more.

Special Features Include:

  • Making MARS
  • BEFORE MARS – A Prequel
  • BEFORE MARS Behind the Scenes
  • Getting to MARS Featurettes
  • Living on MARS Featurettes
  • More MARS Featurettes
  • Behind-the-scenes Featurettes
  • Cast & Crew Interviews

This series mixes facts with fiction and imagines what it would be like in the year 2033 to travel to Mars and begin a colony there.  

Did You Know?

  • Did you know that if you weigh 100 pounds on Earth, you only weigh 38 lbs on Mars?  I think I like this planet!
  • Because of its orbital speed, one year on #Mars is equal to nearly two years on Earth.  So you weigh less but look older.  Guess you can't have it all!  
  • Due to the difference in gravity, a person can jump 3 times higher than they can on earth!

I've always been fascinated with astronomy, ever since I watched Christa McAuliffe try to become the first teacher in space.   I really enjoyed learning more about the technology that is in progress to further explore Mars.   The special effects were pretty cool too.  

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photo credit: National Geographic Channels/Robert Viglasky

You feel like you are experiencing what the crew is going through at each step on their journey, but in a unique way.  While the episodes may not have the quick action of Star Wars movies, MARS really makes you think about why space travel is important and what the future may hold.  I can see this being a great tool in science classes for middle school and up.

National Geographic
photo credit: National Geographic Channels/Robert Viglasky

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Will people be living on Mars in the future?   Is interplanetary space travel going to be a normal reality in the future?   It's crazy to think about the possibilities.  

Prepare for Your Life on Mars

While watching the series, we had to think about what we would take if we were going to Mars.  I tend to overpack, so my list would be pretty long!

National Geographic MARS on Blu-Ray + Packing List

My Mars Packing List:

  • Plenty of Space Suits  {do they do laundry on Mars?}
  • Comfy Socks/Slippers
  • Baby Wipes {many uses!}
  • Portable Potty {we are potty training!}
  • Toilet Paper
  • Deodorant
  • Make-up Kit
  • Personal Women's Care items
  • Sunglasses
  • Emergency Kit {band aids, compress, neosporin etc}
  • Water Supply
  • Freeze Dried Food {allergy safe for my youngest}
  • Seeds to plant veggies, fruits, etc.
  • Chocolate, Gum, Mints 
  • Mountain Dew {my caffeine habit}
  • Apple Juice {my girls can't live without}
  • Medicine for the family  {including a stock of epi pens for my daughter}
  • Glasses Cleaner {gotta be able to see!}
  • Blankets, Sheets, Pillows
  • Batteries
  • Cell Phone/Satellite Link/Laptop something to communicate with Earth
  • Flashlights 
  • Power source ie. generator or other device depending on the technology available
  • Portable TV/Blu-ray Player
  • MP3 Player
  • E-Books 
  • Toys for my girls {favorite stuffed animal, doll}
  • Art Supplies
  • Camera to take photos of all the amazing things we'll see!
  • Scrapbook

Interested in seeing what other bloggers would pack?  Follow #MARSDay on Social Media to compare lists!

What must haves would you take for survival?


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