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Frank Michaels was a British astronaut who went to Mars on the Mars Probe 7 with Joe Lefee. They were captured by aliens, but eventually returned to Earth thanks to the Third Doctor's efforts. (TV: The Ambassadors of Death)

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The Mars Probe missions are ignored by the Doctor Who television story The Waters of Mars, which referred to the human colony founded in 2058 as being made up of the "very first humans on Mars". Further complicating matters, an on-screen obituary in The Waters of Mars mentions that the captain of the Bowie Base One colony, Adelaide Brooke, along with two other unidentified astronauts, had already landed on Mars when Adelaide was 42 in the year 2041.