This sci-fi drama set in the near future and from creator Beau Willimon (House of Cards, Ides of March) tells the story of a crew of astronauts who are attempting to become the first humans on Mars. Under the direction of visionary aerospace magnate Laz Ingram, the crew members have to contend with dangerous situations and personal sacrifice as they undertake the greatest pioneering feat in human history. Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn leads the cast, portraying Tom Hagerty, one of the five astronauts aboard the Providence 2 vessel who have been chosen to colonize Mars.
With the mission in danger of being shut down, the Vista team travels to Washington to testify before Congress. Meanwhile, the Castillo family pursues their lawsuit against Vista. Tom and his daughter Denise work to repair their relationship.
Laz attempts to sway an influential reporter who is critical of the Mars program. Aiko and Eitan test a solution to the MAV problem. An incident with Denise forces Tom to reconsider his priorities.
Kayla and Tom find themselves at odds when faced with a difficult decision. A problem arises with the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) that may jeopardize the crew’s safety. Aiko hosts a dinner party to celebrate Sadie and Ollie’s wedding anniversary.
On launch day, Vista CEO Laz Ingram and the Providence crew count down for the first manned mission to Mars. Former mission commander Tom Hagerty watches from home. After a difficult day he is confronted by an unexpected visitor.