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Making Tracks on Mars (2021) film screening

March 5, 2022, 1 p.m.3 p.m.

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In conjunction with the Launch to Landing: Oklahomans and Space exhibit, the Oklahoma History Center and the Smithsonian Channel will present a screening of the new film Making Tracks on Mars. This screening will be held on Saturday, March 5, from 1 to 3 p.m., and is included with paid admission to the Oklahoma History Center.

Mars has beckoned humankind for centuries, but only in the last 50 years have we begun to scratch its surface. The Smithsonian Channel film Making Tracks on Mars takes viewers millions of miles away to discover the challenges of building, testing, launching, and landing a rover on the planet Mars.

The latest Martian explorer is Perseverance, an uber-sophisticated rover, chock-full of scientific instruments, including 23 cameras, a robotic arm, lasers, and spectrometers, designed to analyze the terrain and reveal if there was ever life on the Red Planet. In this new film from the Smithsonian Channel, we examine the latest rocket, rover, and interplanetary helicopter. The film will be followed by a panel discussion about Oklahoma’s contribution to the space exploration industry.

This film screening is for all ages and will take place in the Chesapeake Event Center and Gallery. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Admission is free for OHS members, and active-duty military, veterans, and dependents (with ID).


March 5, 2022
1 p.m.–3 p.m.


Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105