A spacecraft loaded with scientific instruments is on a journey to the Red Planet. Once it lands, the Phoenix Mars Mission will be run from the University of Arizona's Science Operation Center in Tucson.

The Phoenix Mars Mission is led by principal investigator, Peter Smith. Here is a preview of a new KUAT documentary that features the work of Smith and his dedicated team.

Phoenix Mars Mission home

Phoenix Mars Mission: Ashes to Ice Broadcast on KUAT Channel 6: Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 2:00 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at 11:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at 4:00 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3:00 p.m. And Thursday, Nov. 22 at 12:00 p.m.