Approaching the Unknown

Synopsis: Captain William Stanaforth is on a one-way solo mission to take the first steps in colonizing Mars. Like all pioneers throughout history, Stanaforth will face insurmountable odds and life and death decisions as he rockets bravely through space.
Production: 3311 Productions
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I'm leaving earth forever,

but I will not be alone.

I am leaving earth

but bringing humanity with me.

Bringing you with me.

Mankind has transcended.

Mankind has achieved

new heights... come on.

I have come to another planet

seeking a new start, a fresh start,

a new start.

Take me to your leader.

Houston to Zephyr. It's 0800 hours.

Time to go to work.

What's the weather like at

Mars base camp right now?

You've got a high of about minus 10

degrees with some ice clouds moving in,

and then it's going to drop

down to about minus 80 tonight.

Ice clouds?


And in Houston?

Hot and humid.

Hurricane weather buddy.

My family, we'd be

flying on days like this.

Yeah well, that is crazy.

Most people on earth think what

you're doing's pretty crazy.

It's a calculated risk.

Don't you have any worries

that something might go wrong?

Of course I'm worried, but I

only focus on things I control.

Like the weather?




You okay?

I had to test

it out. It worked.

They're going to

give us the mission.

Whoa, I don't know that we're ready

for the mission, Stanaforth.

I know.

Over the next five years we could

get 1,000 people up there.

That planet is calling for us.

Ship computer

civilian interviews, edited.

I'm applying for the

second Mars mission because

I want to do something

great for humanity.

Earth has so many problems.

Inequality, war, natural

disasters, man-made disasters.

I just don't think it's a

good place to live anymore.

There's so much I love about earth

that we won't have on Mars.

Oceans and forests,

animals, insects, rain.

It's going to be

really hard to leave,

but I'll give it all up to

experience something totally unique.

I know there will

be just a few of us but,

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