Martian Mega Rover

47m 59s

Martian Mega Rover tells the story of how ambitious plans for the new Mars rover, Curiosity, collided with enormous technical challenges and setbacks that doubled the budget and forced the launch date to slip from 2009 to 2011. Producer Mark Davis spent years embedded with the engineers and scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, capturing the dramatic mix of anxiety, despair, and elation that played out over the long struggle to get the Curiosity rover to the launch pad and on its way to Mars.