Mars Rising

Season 1 Episode 5

Six Minutes of Terror

Aired Unknown Oct 30, 2007 on The Science Channel
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Six Minutes of Terror
The last six minutes of the flight to Mars are the most terrifying. Only an inflatable aeroshell will protect the capsule as it enters Mars atmosphere at a temperature of 4,000?C and a speed of 16,000 km/hr. After the capsule's speed has been slowed, the astronauts have 90 seconds to pinpoint a safe place to land.moreless

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