Roving Mars Poster

Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: July 31st, 2007

G|40 min

Plot Summary
Earthbound NASA scientists explore the surface of Mars via the transmissions of two robotic rovers named Spirit and Opportunity.

Director: George Butler

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: White Mountain Films, Kennedy/Marshall, Walt Disney Pictures, Vineyard Productions

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A splendidly photographed IMAX 2-D film, takes us breathlessly through the process of designing Spirit and Opportunity, the two plucky Mars rovers that have been sending images 300 million miles since they hit the Red Planet in 2003. show more

  • Sometimes comes on like a NASA commercial; those logos loom gigantic on the IMAX screen. More troublingly, the film fails to explain how computer animations were combined with actual imagery from the missions.

  • Roving Mars is bound to inspire hordes of young science geeks to dream about sending in their resumes. The rest of us may not feel so excited. show more

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