The Mars Generation (film)

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The Mars Generation
The Mars Generation.jpg
Directed byMichael Barnett
Written byMichael Barnett
Michael Mahaffie
Produced byAustin Francalancia
Clare Tucker
StarringBob Behnken
Alayna Bidlack
Niko Blanks
Edited byMichael Mahaffie
Derek Boonstra
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • May 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Mars Generation is a 2017 documentary film directed by Michael Barnett about aspiring teenage astronauts at Space Camp and mankind’s future journey to Mars.[1][2]

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017 and was released by Netflix on May 5, 2017.[3]


Experts reflect on NASA's history and future, and provides an examination of what it will require to make the journey to Mars a reality.[4]



Josh Terry of the Deseret News gave it 3 out of 4 and wrote: "Does a good job of tapping into the inherent hope of exploring outer space and providing a realistic examination of what it will require." [5]


  1. ^ "The Mars Generation Movie Review". Common Sense Media. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Mars Generation Review". Black Girl Nerds. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "'The Mars Generation' Is The Perfect Documentary If You Need an Inspirational Pick-Me-Up". Decider. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "THE MARS GENERATION". American Film Showcase. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  5. ^ Terry, Josh (31 January 2017). "'The Mars Generation' offers an unapologetic, if one-sided, argument for the red planet". Deseret News.

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