‘Mars: Dead or Alive’ is a tale fraught with drama, sci-fi elements The Oregonian

Fans of suspense adventures will soon learn the end of a story that started a long time ago — last year, at the very least. In the imagination, decades — if not centuries. Another American spacecraft is due to land on Mars tonight. Sunday’s “Mars: Dead or Alive,” a “Nova” documentary on the project, provides detailed background on the project.