** A Geek Daddy received the featured product for free to review**
If you missed watching MARS when it first aired on the National Geographic Channel last year, the series is now available to purchase on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Download. This show filled with incredibly informative segments about astronomy and space travel as well as a suspense filled adventurous tale really captured my family's imagination and was very entertaining to view. Plus the home video edition also includes features such as a bonus episode (Before Mars: A Prequel), a behind-the-scenes documentary (Making Mars), and interviews with the cast and crew.
What would life be like on the first human colony on the fourth planet from the sun? It would obviously be much different than life is here on Earth. Ask your kids what they think it would be like, share with them this informative fact sheet, and have some fun giving them a chance to fill out the form below where they can list what they would pack for their adventure.
Watch MARS together as a family and compare the astronauts experience in the show to what your kids though it would be like. Since we saw the show, my kids have been interested in going outside to gaze for Mars in the night sky through a telescope and have wanted to learn more about how someone can actually become an astronaut. If this National Geographic television series sparks the same interest about space travel in your kids as it has mine, you'll want to visit, makemarshome.com, which allows people to see if they have what it takes to be an astronaut for a Mars mission through an interactive online experience.
MARS -- OUR FUTURE ON THE RED PLANET is a wonderful 288 page hardcover book filled with 200 color illustrations and photographs. The book combines science, technology, photography, and art to illuminate how Mars is the next frontier in space exploration.
Thanks to National Geographic you can now explore Mars without the hassle of traveling a million miles to get there. Let MARS spark your family's imagination and curiosity about space exploration, science, and technology.
For more information about the television series, visit: channel.nationalgeographic.com/mars