Meeting with Mars (1972)

Documentary №38751, 2 parts, duration: 0:16:25
Production: Centrnauchfilm (CNF)
Director:Rodichev D.
Screenwriters:Antonov A.
Camera operators:Alejnikov T.
Text authors:Gubarev D.


The film tells about the first-ever comprehensive study of Mars by automatic stations "Mars-2 and Mars-3".

Reel №1

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Views of the Moscow Kremlin.

Red square.

The coat of arms of the USSR on a red background.

Animation: trajectory of flight of station "Mars-2 and Mars-3" around the planet Mars.

Antique maps.

Sky map.

Bust of Mars, God of war.

Trick photography: the planet Mars, the ship sails around the planet.

Vintage telescope.

Dissolve: the shadow instruments, portraits of scientists.

Animation: comparison of Earth and Mars, Mars in space, polar cap on the surface of Mars.

Ancient astronomical instruments.

Map of Mars of the late nineteenth century.


An excerpt of the film "Aelita" (1924, directed by J. A. Protazanov).

Factory installation of research equipment.

Work on the establishment of a satellite of Mars.

Station copy (from different sides).

The launch.

Animation: Earth in space, the station goes into orbit and fly to Mars, transmitting signals to the Earth, a correction of the route on the approach to Mars.

Communication equipment.

The operators at the consoles.


Solntseva (Peresvetov) Y. I. -- theater and film actress, film Director, people's artist of the USSR.

Calendar: 27.11.1971

Locations: Moscow [820]

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The researchers set up the devices for the communication session.

Aerospace equipment.

Animation: the station in space, an illustration of the Soviet-French experiment "Stereo".

The alternation station is approaching Mars (the processes), scientists for the panel.

Animation: the parachute opens, the surface of Mars.

Scientist monitors the devices.

Trick photography: the station disclosed in its working position, a station for artificial satellites, the station on the planet's surface, flying at the top of the satellite, the surface of Mars.

Trick photography: dust storm on Mars.

The alternation of motion of an artificial satellite (trick photography), a scientist at the console.

Animation: a satellite photographs the planet.

First color image of Mars.

Animation: American artificial satellite, a description of the climatic zones of Mars.

The alternation of scientists at work, scientific equipment.

Scientists assemble a new space station.

The processes: the surface of Mars.

Image of starry galaxies.

Calendar: 02.12.1971

Locations: Moscow [820]

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