While tulip breeders may spend long days tending their cultivars, nothing compares to the high-tech, 24-hour intensive care given another plant -- cannabis, a.k.a. marijuana. The Botany of Desire explores the history and physiology of this lowly weed that has made itself so desirable that nearly 15 million Americans risk arrest each month by smoking it.
In 2033, the Daedalus crew battles the harsh Martian terrain to reach the safety of its pre-built base camp and a race against the clock begins when the ship commander reveals he has been injured during landing. In the present, NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly is undergoing a historic yearlong mission on the International Space Station, revealing both the physical and emotional hardships astronauts face.
Of all the planets in our solar system, none has captured our collective imagination like Mars. Follow the first human mission to Mars, set in 2033, as the crew struggles to safely land on and colonize the planet. Tracing the thrilling quest to make Mars home, National Geographic presents a new breed of programming, blending cinema-quality scripted drama set in the future with documentary sequences that features current space-technology pioneers.