Dreams In Red
It’s been 48 years since we dared to dream, are we ready for the next step?
On July 20, 1969 we achieved something spectacular and inspiring, landing the first men on the moon, and then returning them safely to Earth. Fueled by Cold War tensions, the decade-long space race culminating with the Apollo 11 mission, yielded one of the most fruitful periods of technological advancement in human history. Of equal importance, a generation of young people were inspired by the event, and the general excitement of the era, to pursue careers in science and engineering, the benefits of which are still being felt to this day.
In the nearly 45 years following the last Apollo mission, and with the end of the Cold War, the United States’ space policy has lacked both consistent focus and funding. But since the deregulation of space flight in the early 1990s and the tremendous wealth generation from the tech bubbles of the early 2000s, conditions have coalesced in the last decade to allow private space companies to emerge and flourish. Led by visionary multi-millionaires and billionaires, several of these companies have set their focus towards Mars. Their plans and motivations differ wildly. It’s currently unclear who, if any, will be the first to lead humanity to Mars and how they will do so. But with the prospect of one-way trips to Mars, accessibility to space travel to private citizens, and even colonization of another planet on the horizon, we are currently entering what may prove to be one of the most interesting eras of space travel since the beginning of the Cold War.
Dreams in Red attempts to capture the zeitgeist of this new push towards Mars, and the dreams of some of the men and women involved at all levels.
A Documentary Feature. In Production.