This talk shares some interesting facts about interplanetary exploration, including the latest robotic Mars missions, humans living in space and on other planetary bodies, and exciting prospects of the emerging commercial space age. Dive into what it takes to send a robotic explorer and its helicopter companion 300 million miles and land it on the red planet. Hear about our greatest obstacles to overcome in order to be a truly interplanetary species and relive the tense “7 minutes of terror” during entry, descent, and landing on Mars. Learn about the fascinating changes that your body undergoes in the absence of gravity and how NASA endeavors to return humankind to the Moon and on to Mars (and possibly Pluto?) and beyond.