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Length: 90 & 52'
Directors: Alain Tixier & Vincent Pérazio
Producer: Grand Angle Productions
Coproducers: ARTE, TV5 Monde
Language: French & English
Format: HD
Country of Production: France
Copyright: 2018
Mission 50-51: From ISS to Mars - space, the future of the earth?

From the launching of a Soyuz mission to the return to Earth in the Spring of 2017 to discover how Man envisages life in space one day and the expected spinoffs from space research for the protection of his most beautiful vessel, the Earth…

It is December 2016. A rocket destined for the International Space Station (ISS) blasts off from Baikonur. Aboard are three astronauts: Thomas Pesquet, Peggy Whitson and Oleg Novitsky. They will spend six months in this veritable laboratory of the future 400 km above our heads.


This second installment follows our front-line crew as they live life aboard the station. A stay where they will undergo, in particular, the difficult test of weightlessness, but which will be primarily used to conduct a whole series of scientific experiments designed to prepare for long, manned flights and for living far from our cradle, Earth, first and foremost for that which will take humans to Mars. Starting from the experiments carried out on board, the film will perform a permanent back-and-forth between a number of scientific laboratories in the four corners of the world to discover and understand the impediments to human life in space as well as the issues and future prospects relating to interplanetary exploration. We will also obtain a glimpse of how this multidisciplinary research holds the promise of spinoffs for our everyday lives on Earth; a planet, that for a long time yet, remains the best setting for the survival of the human species…