Mission to Mars

I have to make this--
make this fast.

I may not get another chance to--
to make--another chance--
chance-- to the site--site.
There was a low sound that--
alow sound--sound--alow sound--
Something came out of the top
of the mountain, and it hit us.

And... it hit us--
it hit us--

Oh, my God !
They're dead.
God. Nick--
Man ! Dead.

- That's it.
I don't know.
Luke must be in pretty bad shape...

if he hasn't just blasted out of there
in the Earth Return Vehicle.

That thing's designed so even one
crew member can fly it back to Earth.

Even if Luke was in great shape,
he couldn't get home.

An energy pulse of that magnitude
would have fried the E.R.V's computers.

Other than the computers,
how do we think the E.R.V. fared ?

So far, our modelling says
it should be in pretty good shape.

Which means it's gonna be up to us
to get new motherboards,

drives and sof tware to Mars
as fast as we can.

- Right.
- Slow down, slow down, slow down.

- It's gonna take us weeks
just to analyze this data.
- Right.

But in the meantime, we've
gotta be working up a mission plan.

- Luke needs us now.
- Luke may already be dead.

And even if he's not, it's doubtful he
is going to be able to transmit again.

So... we wouldn't know
whether it's safe to land...

until we were almost there.
What about SIMA ?
What about SIMA ?
The Saturn imaging probe.

It's gonna slingshot around Mars
on its way through the solar system.

It could be retasked to take pictures,
read radiation levels
of Mars One base camp.

Wait, wait, wait.
We are getting ahead ofourselves.

You're forgetting the bigger problem.
The orbits are all wrong.