8 STAR & Cat’s Eye Media launched Making the Mars Rover

8 STAR Entertainment in association with Cat’s Eye Media have landed the 120-minute, two part documentary Making the Mars Rover on Science Channel and streaming on SCIgo

Both companies teamed up to globally distribute Emulus Films’ documentary Making the Mars Rover, premiered on November 29 on Science Channel and the streaming platform SCIgo in the USA. When NASA's Kennedy Space Center challenged Marc and Shanon Parker to design and build a concept vehicle for a 2030 manned mission to Mars, they meet with former astronauts and NASA engineers to create the Martian rover of the future.

Making the Mars Rover shows how Parker Brothers Concepts built a futuristic vehicle to inspire and educate visitors at the Kennedy Space Center as part of the new Astronaut Training Experience attraction. Custom car experts Marc and Shanon Parker incorporated input from NASA into the build, along with their own unique design features and many engineering challenges along the way.

After the successful touchdown of NASA’s InSight lander on Mars, the programming fit perfectly with Science Channel’s space and engineering schedule. Cida Gonçalves from 8 STAR Entertainment and Catherine Stryker from Cat’s Eye Media are hoping to set up co-productions to provide similar shows in the future.