Before Mars

A 33-minute prequel, which has a heavy Amateur Radio theme, providing the back story of two principal characters in the upcoming MARS global event series.

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Before Mars – by The National Geographic

The dramatic backstory of Hana & Joon Seung, principal characters in the upcoming series “MARS” on the National Geographic Channel
A 33-minute prequel, which has a heavy Amateur Radio theme, providing the back story of two principal characters in the upcoming MARS global event series, who find and old ham radio transceiver and occasionally hear the NA1ISS calling from the space.

To support this digital short, The National Geographic has also published:

A Guide to Ham Radio
Can Ham Radios Really Talk to Space? And Other Answers. by By Patrick J. Kiger

An introduction to amateur radio, in support of the prequel that provides background on two of the lead characters in the upcoming global event series MARS—teenage twin sisters Hana and Joon Seung who find an old radio transmitter-receiver in their attic and successfully use it to communicate with an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS).  In the story, that feat helps inspire the sisters to pursue careers in space exploration—one as an astronaut on the Mars mission, the other as an official at Mission Control.

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