The year: 2030. The destination: Mars. This sci-fi adventure blasts viewers into the next great space race as a consortium of nations, led by the United States, select a team of six astronauts for a grueling, risky two-year mission to Mars. Determined tobeat China - which has already landed robotics on the Red Planet - to the punch, the team sets off in a winner-take-all quest to set foot on the planet's surface. Fighting back their fears as they leave their families behind, the astronauts rise to the historic challenge in this exhilarating chronicle of mankind's next giant leap forward.