Must admit I’m with Pinback on this one. To begin with the astronauts in “Mars” feel a bit too amateur IMHO. I really preferred “The Martian”, although it’s certainly not the same budget to be honest! 🙂
One docudrama done by the BBC a few years ago called the space race, which I think works pretty well. Where you have a narration covering events shown in the docudrama, it in 4 parts and you can find them all on YouTube.