PG | | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster after reporting an unidentified structure, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors.
The "face" is apparently based on a photograph taken from the Viking orbiter in the 1970s, showing what appeared to be a face-like shape in the surface features. Later photographs from a more advanced probe showed the same feature at higher ... ...
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The dust storm shown on Mars would not have been dangerous to the mission and would not have required the action blown the astronauts so. The air pressure on Mars is a mere 6 millibars (compared to Earth's 1013 millibars), so the "fierce" duststorm would have had the impact of a feather on the people and space craft.
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$22,855,247 (USA) (12 March 2000)
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