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‘A pre­dic­tion: In the year 2027, two sleek space­craft dubbed Rap­tor 1 and Rap­tor 2 fi­nally make it to Mars, slip­ping into or­bit af­ter a gru­elling 243-day voy­age. As Rap­tor 1 de­scends to the sur­face, an es­ti­mated 50 per cent of all the peo­ple on Earth are watch­ing the event, some on huge out­door LCD screens. At this junc­ture of Earth’s and Mars’s or­bits, it takes about 20 min­utes for sig­nals to reach the home planet … the four astro­nauts aboard could al­ready be dead if some­thing has gone wrong.’

STE­HEN PE­TRANEK

MARS (2015)

HOW WE’LL LIVE ON

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