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To celebrate the recent cinematic release of The Martian we went behind the scenes to explore the science and innovation behind this blockbuster film with our special series, Mars on the Horizon.

Could humans really survive on Mars? According to Andy Weir’s 2011 best-selling science-fiction novel, The Martian, we can not only survive but actually thrive on the red planet – well almost.Featuring exclusive interviews with author Andy Weir and astronaut Chris Hadfield as well as leading scientists and visual effects producer, Mars on the Horizon looks at the science facts and fictions of space, Mars and movie making.

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