Earth's population is in turmoil. A huge ship is sent with 1,000 pioneers to Mars to begin the terraforming process. Their manic captain attempts unreasonable discipline on his crew. He is killed by a disgruntled crewman. The vengeful chaplain orders the ship to leave orbit. Eight hundred hapless civilians are left abandoned on the cruel surface of Mars. More
It is the year 2015. Earth's populations are in turmoil. The International Space Agency builds a huge space ship and one thousand selected personnel are sent on a daring mission to set the foundations for the terraforming of the Planet Mars. Its manic captain attempts to force military discipline on a skeptical crew of mostly civilian scientists and support personnel. The captain is murdered by a crazed crewman, and the ship's chaplain, in panic, orders the ship's departure from Mars orbit. Eight hundred hapless pioneers are left stranded on the inhospitable surface of Mars.