Netflix and the Mars Generation
Do you ever have those days when the planets just align and two different parts of your life sync? It happens for me every once in a while and whenever it does, I sit back and smile. When you’re interested in so many different things (games, music, movies, collecting, sports), some are destined to cross over.
But sometimes I’m totally caught off guard. As you know, I’m a member of the Netflix Stream Team. I work with them on an ongoing basis to share details about new shows, tricks to finding shows on Netflix, talk about movie exclusives and more. So imagine my surprise hearing about something Netflix during my recent trip to Huntsville, Alabama. While attending a Space Camp tour at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, I received information about the release of a Netflix Original movie about… can you guess?… Space Camp!
Between my visit to Space Camp a couple years ago, my recent NASA Marshall Space Flight Center tour, all the space and science related board games and the visit to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center during TBEX, I’m emotionally and intellectually invested in learning more about the Mission to Mars. Of course, Netflix comes through with a variety of documentaries and shows to fill the void in space including the original that I heard about during the tour: The Mars Generation!
Netflix Original: The Mars Generation
Documentary starring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye and Michio Kaku.
Self-professed teenage “space nerds” at Space Camp chase their dreams of traveling to Mars, while experts reflect on NASA’s history and future.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
TV Documentary starring Neil deGrasse Tyson
The famous Astrophysicist presents new revelations about time and space in this reboot of the original “Cosmos” documentary series.
Command and Control
TV Documentary directed by Robert Kenner
Chronicling a 1980 Titan II missile accident, this sobering documentary weighs the balance of power and safety involving weapons of mass destruction.
The New Frontier
TV Documentary directed by Andrew Thompson
After decades in decline, space exploration appears to be on the cusp of revitalization. This series forecasts new possibilities on the horizon.
From World War II’s end to 1969’s moon landing, the U.S. and Soviet Union compete to be the first to put a human in space in this dramatic retelling.
Movie starring Dermot Mulroney, Thomas Hom, Mira Sorvino, Danny Glover and Josh Lucas.
Six brilliant teenagers competing at a summer space camp join forces to try to solve a crisis aboard the International Space Station.
If you or your children are interested in learning more about Mission to Mars, Space Camp or space exploration, Netflix is a great resource for documentaries, shows and even movies around these subjects. When science is entertaining, it’s a whole lot easier to learn. When you see it through a different lens (instead of reading it in a book), it comes to life in even more inspiring ways.
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8 thoughts on “Netflix and the Mars Generation”
All of these shows sound really interesting. I’ve always been fascinated by space. It’s absolutely the final frontier.
These all sounds great! Love me some Netflix!
As a big time space and science lover, I am totally swooning over these awesome selections. My family and I loved the Cosmos series and Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of my all time favorite scientists. I think we’ll re-watch it over the summer.
That is amazing. Who would have ever thought that we’d be living in a time where planet colonization could be an actual reality?
We really want to visit the space center. We live so close. I think it would encourage the kids to take a bigger interest in things related to space and other planets, which would benefit them.
My daughter is totally into space right now. I bet she would love watching any of these shows!
Sounds like another great show to look forward to! I bet my husband will enjoy this too. 🙂
Not too long now….mankind will spread ….Earth will be a home base with colonies on other planets