The Mars Generation

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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age 10+

Docu follows teens at NASA space camp; some peril.

NR 2017 97 minutes

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age 8+

STEM kids inspired by this

This movie is rated 10+, but with a STEM girl of 8 1/2 who also enjoyed Hidden Figures far more than any Disney princess, this documentary really hit home with her. The risks of space exploration are not new to her (she chose John Glenn to study in 2nd grade) and for the right 8 year old this movie is appropriate. She suddenly wants to take swim lessons because of seeing the Space Camp crew testing water landing escape skills. The passion these kids have for aerospace tech juxtaposed with the US financial limits for future investment was made approachable to my wise 3rd grader. If you know your child well and suspect they can handle it, don't avoid this. Even the Challenger disaster made for meaningful family conversation.

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