Ron Howard 'Mars' Is Fun for TV ... NO WAY I'm Going There!

12/13/2016 11:10 AM PST

Ron Howard Loved Making 'Mars' But He'd Never Go! (VIDEO)

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Ron Howard might be a pioneer in film and TV ... but he says there's no way he'd want to be one in space.

We got the famous director at LAX, where he told us while he loved making his newest National Geographic mini-series, "Mars," he'd pass on trying to actually terraform the planet ... even if the idea is pretty cool.

He says he wants to stick to what he's good at here on Earth. Can't blame him.