The joint project of Netflix and Time Magazine is for those who love and miss the stories of space exploration. A group of guys and girls - talented young scientists and engineers - have gathered in NASA's Space Camp somewhere in Alabama to chase their dreams of traveling to Mars. These “space nerds” live inside a huge simulation: they spin in centrifuges, design and launch rockets, solve engineering and ethical problems. In short, they seek to conquer Mars and settle there. Along the way, the students enthusiastically discuss how important it is to not lose the dream. The Mars Generation tells the story of the American space program in details - its complex past and ties to the Nazis, the space bureaucracy and NASA's financial strategies. The conclusion here is simple: space exploration is not a romantic illusion, but consistent work and the Space Camp is only the initial part of a huge plan. To discuss this plan and reflect on the issue, the makers of this feature have invited some of the super-stars of the cosmic discourse: astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, futurist Michio Kaku, Elon Mask etc. They all seem to agree that going to Mars is extremely important. Perhaps, as the planet Earth is immersed in environmental and demographic crisis, it might be our only future alternative.
How can teenagers change space exploration? Do they dream of space? How has the space industry and its training methods for future astronauts changed recently? What is the role of state-owned companies in promoting the space industry among children? Former cosmonaut training center employee Alexey Fedorov and founder of the Galaxy International Space Initiative, Aliya Prokofieva, will discuss what the future of cosmonautics holds and how space programs for teenagers really work.