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Mars 2140 (2)

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{INT. CABIN, NG216M – DAY}

There are hundreds of men sitting on seats attached in a parallel arrangement.

{CABIN, NG341M}

There are hundreds of mobile homes temporally fixed/loaded on each other attached to the floor.

LATER

{FLIGHT DECK, NG115M}

MARK
(looks into Mars through a telescope)
US flag?

AARAV
That must be NASA.

BOLAJI
(holds a telephone)
115 has reached Mars, ready for landing.

MALE VOICE (V.O)
(over the telephone)
Roger, confirmation sent to 1123419.

FEMALE VOICE (V.O)
(over the telephone)
Data processed.
(suddenly, a green light beeps on the wall)

MARK
I thought you said it was auto-piloting.

BOLAJI
Yeah, auto-piloting from Nigeria.

AARAV
Jesus Christ!

BOLAJI
He’s in heaven for crying out loud!

MARK
You guys are wonderful.

BOLAJI
These crafts were built by you guys, so, why the complaint?

AARAV
The engineers followed your instructions.

BOLAJI
Yeah, they should have asked questions.

MARK
Anyway, I think that’s the best thing to do.

COMPUTER
Landing on planet Mars in 10 minutes.
(Bolaji, Mark and Aarav walk closer to the windscreen and stares at Mars)

BOLAJI
(looks into his timer)
We reached Mars in eighty-six earth days, four hours, seventeen minutes.

MARK
It’s beautiful.

AARAV
This dry desert-like world?

BOLAJI
Come on, we’ve got supplies. There’s nothing to worry about.

AARAV
Who’s worried about anything?

MARK
At last, someone can step on an alien planet.

BOLAJI
Yeah, thank me later.

AARAV
Was that a reminder or something?

BOLAJI
Whatever you call it, you’re right.
(points at the Northern-polar cap on Mars)
Not an entirely dry planet, after all.

MARK
I thought we were supposed to land on the ice.

BOLAJI
That’s about 500 metres away, Mark, believe me, this is the best spot.

AARAV
Okay, the best spot for the crafts.

BOLAJI
You got it.

MARK
Whatever
(presses a button on his chest and a white pressure suit automatically covers
his body)
I can’t wait to step my foot on that ground.

CONTINUE…