'The Mars Generation' Trailer Wants to Send Tomorrow's Astronauts to Mars

Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 11:45AM
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Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 11:45AM
'The Mars Generation' Trailer Wants to Send Tomorrow's Astronauts to Mars
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It's been a long time since mankind first walked on the moon, and it's also a long time since they last walked on the moon. Nowadays, further space exploration is done primarily by robots, and humans seem tied down to the enormous rock we call home. For now.

Fortunately, there's a whole lot of people who want that to change, and they're all in an upcoming Netflix documentary The Mars Generation, which has a new trailer out. The doc focuses mainly on a group of teenagers going through space camp so they can (hopefully) step on the Red Planet one day. The trailer also boasts interviews with recognizable scientific experts including Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Michio Kaku, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, all of whom are happy to wax lyrical about what the rising generation will achieve in terms of scientific advancements around Mars.



Even the trailer by itself is enough to give viewers goosebumps. It's so refreshing to hear young people talk with enthusiasm and excitement about the future of scientific exploration. These kids have a clear goal, and it involves taking a walk on the surface of Mars.

Let's face it - right now, it's not easy to be hopeful about the future of technological development for the human race. With many countries around the world growing increasingly unwilling to pool resources, work together, and fund scientific research, it's hard to be optimistic about what's in store for space travel. But hearing these kids share their enthusiasm and eagerness blasts all of the negativity away. The rising generation are excited to travel the stars, and they're going to do whatever it takes to get humanity working towards this common goal of exploration and discovery.

Directed by Michael Barnett, the documentary first premiered at Sundance earlier this year. But The Mars Generation will touch down on Netflix on May 5, 2017.
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