Are You Ready For Life In Mars ?

Posted on Dec 27 2016 - 10:24am by tweenselmom

Are you ready for life in Mars ?

You might not know it but there’s an increasing interest about The Red Planet, the planet Mars, these days. Just last year, NASA had just confirmed the evidence of water in MARS and since water means life for us in our planet Earth, the thought of being able to live in MARS had peaked so much interest in many people these days.

Two decades ago, on my elementary days, I have already heard about ideas that there can be life in Mars. But as far as reality is concerned, I think we were too far back then. As technology progresses, Mars continued to be a very interesting topic, not only in books but more so in films. I can name a few films created which were all related to Mars : Missions to Mars, Red Planet,  Total Recall and most recently The Martian.

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photo credits to IMDB

I got curious with the idea and I thought to ask my 10-year old daughter of how she will feel if ever we will get the opportunity to go to Mars. We don’t talk a lot about science stuff except when we are doing homeworks from school but having a discussion with her about this topic made me realize how open her mind is about such possibilities. Imagine telling another adult that it’s time to make plans in migrating to Mars and I am almost sure you will earn a raised eyebrow or a hearty laugh. A child’s mind on the other hand will always be accepting and it was fun contemplating with my daughter on what to do and what to bring to Mars if ever the time comes.

My daughter is an explorer herself and whenever she’s in break from school, we find her watching science experiments in YouTube and trying them at home. No wonder the idea of traveling to Mars had been easy for her to take in. As for us parents, we had always been encouraging my kids to have interest in Science because we are profound believers of a great Scientist who created us all.  Please do watch our short video.

MARS – The National Geographic Series

With the increasing interest of people in the Red Planet, National Geographic had launched a six-part series which tells the story of a quest to colonize the Red Planet. It’s a very big production invested in by National Geographic and it was aired globally to support National Geographic Society’s commitment to exploration, conservation and education via innovative programming such as MARS.

MARS documents the story of six astronauts in the year 2033 as they travel to planet MARS aboard the spacecraft called Daedalus, Earth’s first mission to the Red Planet. It’s an exciting documentary which is part fiction and part reality based on real interviews with popular science personalities such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, business tycoon and inventor Elon Musk, author of The Martian ( adapted in the movie starred by Matt Damon, love this movie a lot) Andy Weir, and former NASA astronauts Charles Bolden, John Grunsfeld and James Lovell.

The show’s stars include popular South Korean artist JiHAE, and Ben Cotton  who starred in Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome and The Chronicles of Riddick .


photo credits to Wikipedia

 Tune in to MARS on National Geographic – Click here to watch

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Learn about the MARS global events which happened in different cities.
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Before MARS – Digital Short Film

As a prequel to the global series event MARS, National Geographic and FOX Networks group also created a digital short film which tells about the story of two sisters Hana and Joon Seung who started as teenagers who have difficulty adjusting to their new home as they started meeting new people in their neighborhood and school. There was a point in the film that they both had been interested in what’s in the outer space and was able to connect with the people who are exploring MARS and it turned out that the sisters will be the central characters in the global event series, MARS.

It’s a recommendable film to be watched by kids and even adults because it teaches values of believing in one’s self, having the confidence to stand out from the rest, and being persistent when you want something to achieve.


What if, by any chance, we do live through the days when mankind can already set foot on Mars, what will you feel? Will that be exciting for you? For me, it will be life-changing and can be somewhat, overwhelming. The need to migrate to another planet may be very slim for now but the thought that the technology will make it possible for us to explore or travel to another planet will make me wonder how intelligent humans can be. Maybe, the intelligence to be able to make these explorations will also equip us all in preserving our own home, the planet Earth, and not necessarily deserting it.

As always, we salute National Geographic and Fox Networks Group for producing entertaining and educational presentations like these which will forever inspire us to think, wonder and be more brave when it comes to having ideas, no matter how far-fetched or futuristic they may be.

Learn more information about life on the Red Planet at
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35 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. MacyMichelle January 2, 2017 at 3:37 am - Reply

    Life on a Mars can be a pretty exciting idea but for me I rather live on a planet that is created by our Almighty God to be the only perfect habitat for us humans. You see our Earth is the only planet that human can live and propagate. It’s perfect with our own satellites (Moon and Jupiter) that keep our planet in orbit. The placement and the distance of earth is perfect for us humans to survive. God is perfect and he made earth perfect for us. Perhaps an exploration trip to Mars will do just fine for me. (macysantos)

    • TweenselMom January 8, 2017 at 11:01 am - Reply

      Couldn’t agree more with you Macy!

  2. Pink Nomenal (queenofthebangs) January 2, 2017 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Seriously, just the thought of riding a space ship and flying out of the earth and into space is freaking me out. Maybe I’ve watched too many sci-fi shows where astronouts’ heads explode while floating in space (too morbid) haha. Anyway, I think if life on earth proves to be nearing desperation and there’s no other hope , I’d be force to give life on Mars a try. Hahaha

    • TweenselMom January 8, 2017 at 11:03 am - Reply

      Life is worth living, so definitely it’s worth a try!

  3. Juvy Ann January 2, 2017 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Growing up I had much fascination of life on another planet too. I thought with billions of galaxies in our universe a planet with life is high probability. The interest soon took a back seat as I became interested in other things though…

  4. Meg Villamarin-Mortega January 3, 2017 at 5:43 am - Reply

    I love Nat Geo documentaries. If there’s life in Mars, it would be awesome and scary at the same time. I don’t know but the idea of living in another planet has not crossed my mind yet. Thanks for sharing, mommy!

  5. Cris Evert Ruffolo January 3, 2017 at 6:46 am - Reply

    I love Nat Geo documentaries. My son, who is three years old, is fascinated by science and I let him watch documentaries. But I still limit screen time and I (or his Dad) am with him when he watches this docus in case he has questions. Thank you for sharing this dear. Gives me a sneak preview of how to raise teen and tweens. 🙂

  6. Lhourdes Mercadero January 3, 2017 at 7:11 am - Reply

    We love the Nat Geo documentaries. I was asking my husband if it’s really possible for human beings to live there.
    Thank you for sharing this Mommy Lani

  7. May De Jesus-Palacpac January 3, 2017 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Oooh that’s very interesting. Something my kids might be interested to see. and yeah, i’ve heard about the mars conquest since the 80’s pa nga ata but I haven’t heard about it in a while. Social media kasi eh, maingay mashado, natabunan na ang totoong balita.

  8. Liz Alberto January 3, 2017 at 7:27 am - Reply

    While we don’t watch too much tv at home, we make it a point to watch Nat Geo or something educational when we do. We have seen the movie too, but haven’t watched the Nat Geo docu yet. Thank you for sharing this, we now have something to add to our watch-list! Happy New Year!

  9. Iris Buenconsejo January 3, 2017 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    I’ve been dying to see this series!!! And I’m a huge Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Elon Musk fan! If ever there’s a chance to go to Mars, I might go – but only to see the planet. At the moment it’s too volatile to live there because of the unpredictable storms (see The Martian – loved the movie!). I enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing this!

  10. Nilyn EC Matugas January 4, 2017 at 12:01 am - Reply

    Honey, make sure to bring ipad in Mars. hehe. Natutuwa ako sa sagot nya, wala oxygen sa mars, naku, deads siguro tayo agad. hehe. And, Korean language in Mars. haha! Nice Q&A, nag enjoy ako.

  11. Melisa Centino Sanchez January 4, 2017 at 4:23 am - Reply

    Oh this is so interesting. But I read an article also about it. Mars is a completely hostile environment to human life, combining extreme cold with an unbreathable atmosphere and intense radiation. So how can we live there? Oh even in my imaginations nahihirapan ako pano mangyari un. hahaha!

  12. Ayi Dela Cruz January 4, 2017 at 5:08 am - Reply

    There are many talks about Mars and the possibility of life. To be honest, I’m still not caught up with the idea :)) Nonetheless, who knows? 🙂

  13. Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy January 4, 2017 at 5:32 am - Reply

    Hmmm…interesting! I wonder if it’ll turn into a reality. Oh well, these days, anything is possible naman ano.

  14. Nerisa January 4, 2017 at 7:07 am - Reply

    This is something amazing. Imagine, life in Mars. I wish we are still alive when this happens.

  15. momsterteacher January 4, 2017 at 9:41 am - Reply

    How exciting!!! I love watching documentaries and movies that tackle the wonders of the future.

  16. liz January 4, 2017 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Traveling to Mars… as of now, while the idea is quite intriguing, I haven’t had my head wrapped around the idea just yet. If given the chance, I think I’d rather stay here on earth though. Haha! Everybody will be so interested to move to Mars that eventually the population on earth will decrease. More room for everyone left. LOL!

    • TweenselMom January 8, 2017 at 10:30 am - Reply

      nice perspective liz, hahah

  17. EINz January 5, 2017 at 2:58 am - Reply

    Interesting! Of all the MARS related movies, what I like most is “John Carter of Mars”.

    • TweenselMom January 8, 2017 at 10:29 am - Reply

      I’ve watched John Carter, but I don’t remember John Carter of Mars, interesting!

  18. Nheng January 5, 2017 at 3:26 am - Reply

    Very interesting topics to kids. I also thought about other things outside the universe on how was it if there is something living out there or if we can live at the other planet too.

    • TweenselMom January 8, 2017 at 10:28 am - Reply

      It will be a terrifying and yet exciting era if ever we prove that there are ETs out there.

  19. Mommy G January 6, 2017 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    I’m not a big fan of science but this topic makes me curious all the time. Life in Mars? I guess I am not ready yet. Meanwhile, I’ll pray that we (human) start taking care of earth so there’s no other planet that to destroy. Hehehe

    • TweenselMom January 8, 2017 at 10:25 am - Reply

      I agree, love our own first, diba!

  20. Maria Teresa Figuerres January 6, 2017 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    My 10-year-old son is very much interested in science. I’m absolutely sure he’ll like to watch this documentary about the red planet.

    • TweenselMom January 8, 2017 at 10:25 am - Reply

      I know how intelligent your son is! Congrats!

  21. Michelle Adriano January 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    I’m not sure if I am ready to live in Mars. Haha! It is a big decision and a lot of adjustment for sure. Nakakatuwa naman ang tween mo for being so interested in Science. I hope my children will be as interested in Science and Math as your tween para hindi pahirapan sa pagre-review kapag nasa school na sila. Lol

  22. Janice Lim January 8, 2017 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    My hubby and son will be super interested in this. I’m actually going to teach Ziggy about outer space in our Science lessons next month. I’m going to find a way to incorporate this in our lessons. 🙂

  23. May Castillo January 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    I am not yet ready to be a Martian like Marvin! Toinks! Seriously, I think my daughter will love this documentary. She also loves science and this topic surely is something that will interest her.

  24. Claire Santiago January 9, 2017 at 1:04 am - Reply

    This doesn’t sound scary to me but rather exciting! Given the chance I would love to explore Mars, virtually haha! When I turn 60 siguro at mas madami pang proof of life sa Mars, papayag akong ipadala doon basta free lahat with insurance para sa pamilya ko hehe

  25. Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag January 9, 2017 at 3:28 am - Reply

    One of the questions my eldest usually asks me is when we’ll have a field trip to outter space. hahaha He and his younger brother are fascinated with the outer space. We watched the movie Martian with them and they liked it. I think they would enjoy documentaries about Mars, too.

  26. Mommy QueenElizabeth January 9, 2017 at 4:27 am - Reply

    My son is very fascinated with the outer space. He will surely love this and im pretty sure he’ll be hooked with this on NG!

  27. Mommy Levy January 10, 2017 at 1:07 am - Reply

    I think my son won’t like the idea. He’s afraid of the outer space haha

  28. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen January 14, 2017 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    I think it’s interesting to be able to live on another planet and experience what it could give us.

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