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Mission to Mars is the first half of the eleventh episode of Ready Jet Go!.

Synopsis

When Jet and Sydney interrupt Sean doing some training in his backyard to eventually lead a mission to Mars, Jet suggests they just have his mom fly them out to Mars. Is Sean’s concern about Martian dust devils legitimate?

Plot

Jet, Sydney, and Mindy are playing tag in the backyard. Sean walks by, and Jet tries to tag him. Sean doesn't want to play. Sydney asks Sean if he's okay. Sean says that he's been reading on becoming an astronaut and going on future missions to Mars, and he has found that there are some problems. He presents a posterboard showing why it wouldn't be such a good idea to stay on Mars for a while. He would have to bring all the water he would use up there, along with a lot of air packs and food, and a special space suit. Sydney points out that Sean has already been to Mars, but Sean is talking about when he's a real astronaut. Sean laments that he can only hope that he can go there for a real mission. Sydney tries to lift Sean's spirits with a Commander Cressida quote. Jet also attempts to cheer Sean up. Since Jet is from another planet, he bets that Sean could live on Mars. Sunspot does a silly trick to cheer Sean up. Sean appreciates their efforts, but decides to go home and rethink his mission to Mars plan.

The kids dislike seeing Sean unhappy. Sydney wonders how they can cheer him up. Jet proposes that they bring him to Mars as a surprise. Mindy points out that Sean doesn't really like surprises or going in the flying saucer. Sydney says that they can bring Mars to Sean. Mindy misinterprets Sydney's comment as Sydney wanting to put Mars in a box. Sydney clarifies that she means that they can make a mini-Mars for Sean on Earth. Sunspot brings some boxes to use.

A while later, Sydney and Jet bring Sean to the yard. Sean protests that he's not ready to go. Jet and Sydney tell Sean to trust them and they bring him to the wagon. Sean once again protests, but Celery starts singing the takeoff song. But they don't actually go to space. Sean states that it was a short trip. Jet and Sydney bring Sean outside. They take him to the treehouse, where he is allowed to see. Sean doesn't understand it. Jet, Sydney, and Mindy say "Welcome to Mars!" and Sydney says the Commander Cressida quote.

Sean starts to believe that he is on Mars. He makes his Captain's Log, where he states that he and his team are going to explore Mars. Sean announces to the team his plan, and lists off the supplies, which his team already has. The team starts looking around. Sean finds that Mars' surface is rocky and reddish. Then, they go to Gale Crater, which is huge and very deep. Next, they go to Hottah, an area inside Gale Crater. Sean warns his team to be careful. Sunspot climbs onto a pile of boxes, and then falls off. The team goes to Mt. Sharp, a giant mountain. Sean climbs to the top of "Mt. Sharp", but falls. He takes it in stride. They go to Peace Vallis, an area which may have had an old stream or river. Sean decides that they will look for water.

Mindy asks how Sean knows so much about Mars. Sean says that he has read a lot of books about them. Sean picks up a clump of dirt and wants to inspect it for water in the laboratory (the treehouse). Suddenly, a Martian dust devil arrives. The kids hurry in the laboratory. Up there, Sean says that this day has been a totally successful mission to Mars, and thanks his team. Sean announces that after today, he will be a better astronaut. The other kids cheer. The kids decide to play Mars tag. Mindy asks Sean if he knows that he really didn't go to Mars. Sean knows, but says there's no limit to where they can go with the power of friendship. The end.

Characters

Learning Goals

The next big frontier for human space flight is Mars. We have long range plans to get humans to Mars, but still have not solved some of the challenges, like what human inhabitants will do about the lack of oxygen and water, and the extreme temperatures.

Songs

Trivia

  • In this episode, the kids do not actually go to space, they just pretend that they are on Mars in the backyard.
  • This episode shares its title with an episode of The Backyardigans. Coincidentally, both episodes are about their respective protagonists pretending to go to Mars.
  • This episode, along with its sister episode, Sounds Abound, was the first episode to air in March.

Gallery


Episodes
Season 1
Tour of the Solar System/Jet Cooks DinnerHow We Found Your Sun/Treehouse ObservatoryRound and Round/The Plant From Bortron 7Just the Right Distance From the Sun/Solar Power RoverHow Come the Moon Has Craters?/Backyard Moon BaseHow Come the Moon Changes Shape?/Night of a Bazillion StarsEarth Mission to Moon/Mindy's Moon Bounce HouseBeep Has the Blues/Chore DayA Kid's Guide to Mars/Jet 2 (episode)More Than One Moon/Visit to Mom's OfficeMission to Mars/Sounds AboundWhat's Up With Saturn's Rings?/Sunspot's Night OutThe Grandest Canyon/A Visit to the PlanetariumA Visit From Uncle Zucchini/Mindy's Weather ReportIce Moon Enceladus/What Goes Up...Solar System Bake-Off!/Kid-Kart DerbyAsteroids, Meteors, and Meteorites/Mindy's Meteorite StandComet Fever/Asteroid PatrolMindy Pet-sits/Treehouse Space StationDate Night/Face on the FritzSo Many Moons/Project PlutoSunspot and the Great Red Spot/Uncle Zucchini BabysitsDiggin' Earth/Mindy's MysteryWhich Moon is Best?/Detective MindyTiny Blue Dot/Earth CampingWhat's a Satellite?/Satellite SelfieSpace Junk/Scientific SeanBeep and Boop's Game/Constellation PrizeSunday DriveTotal Eclipse of the Sunspot/Sean's Year in SpaceJet's First HalloweenWhole Lotta Shakin'/My Fair JetFrom Pluto with Love/A Star is BornThe Mindysphere/Lone StarSpace Race/Jet's Time MachineSean's Neptune Tune/Earthday BirthdayCastaway Carrot/Jet Can't SleepHolidays in Boxwood TerraceNot a Sound/Mindy in SpaceA Hammer and a Feather/Commander Mom
Season 2
Souped-Up Saucer/Pet SoundsI Feel the Earth Move/Zerk Visits EarthAsteroid Belt Space Race/Sydney 2Endless Summer/Jet Shrinks the KidsEarth, Wind, and Flyer/Mini-Golf at the DSAWater, Water Everywhere/Commander Cressida Story ContestMindy's Ice Rink/Measure for MeasureMindy Turns FiveThat's One Gigantic Pumpkin, Jet Propulsion!Try and Try Again/Racing on SunshinePotatoes on Mars (Episode)/Bortron LeprechaunWho Messed Up the Treehouse?/Fact or Fiction?Mindy and Carrot Bake/Commander Cressida BeginsMindy's Bedtime/Galileo, Galileo!My Three Suns/Magnet, PISunspot's Sunspot/Our Sun is a Star!You Can Call Me Albedo/The Tide is HighFreebird/Sean's Robotic ArmAstronaut Ellen Ochoa!Eye in the Sky/Total Eclipse Block PartyMoon Circus/Every Day is Earth DayMars Rock For Mom/Sean Has a ColdAin't No Mars Mountain High Enough/Treasure MapMoon Face/Lone Star 2 - Rocket Kids!
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