The year 2035 was the 35th year of the 21st Century and 3rd Millennium.
In reality, Sam Tyler was not really a police detective in 2008, but one of five astronauts on board a spaceship called Hyde 1-2-5 on the way to the planet Mars in the year 2035. The spaceship was on a mission for the Aries Project to search for genetic data on Mars that could create a cure for cancer (a gene hunt). Sam's life in 2008 was fake because he and the other astronauts were using a "Neural-stim"; a device that could create a virtual reality whilst Hyde 1-2-5 was travelling to Mars. On an individual Neural-stim device, Sam chose to become a detective in 2008, but when the ship passed a meteor storm, the device suffered several glitches which forced Sam to 1973 while retaining his 2008 "memories". (LoM Life Is a Rock)
In the year 2035, the President of the United States is one of President Barack Obama's daughters who is a supporter of the Aries Project. It is also revealed that President Obama I is very ill, to which the team responds by "sending them our best".
|Years featured and mentioned in 'Life on Mars' and 'Ashes to Ashes'|
| UK: 1953 - 1969 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1979 - 1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1995 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009|
US: 1973 - 2008 - 2035
ES: 1977 - 2009