Destination Mars is a Documentary programme.
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Ever since ancient astronomers noticed its strange movements in the night sky, Mars has always been our exploration goal.
This film looks at how scientists have begun to unravel the mysteries of the Red Planet and are planning to send humans there.
Destination Mars charts Mars's exploration history and shows how scientists are finding their own version of Mars on Earth so they can prepare the first explorers.
Mars holds the key to the biggest question we can ask - are we alone in the universe? A human mission to Mars may be the only way to answer this question
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