The Mars Curiosity Rover is an incredible 21st century machine. Everything was new from the rocket science to simply steering in space! Now NASA is sizing up new challenges: developing travel into deep space, with the goal of sending humans to an asteroid, or even Mars, and preparing for the possibility that someday, we may be forced to leave earth in order to save our species.
The first episode of Space Voyages looks at the Mars Curiosity Rover - an incredible 21st century machine. And it would never have been possible without the accomplishments of early NASA astronauts and engineers. Everything was new – rocket science, astronaut survival – even simply steering in space! This is the story of how both humans and robots laid the foundations for space exploration that continues today.