Before human colonization, Mars was a largely empty desert planet. Complete with dry riverbeds, huge polar ice caps, rugged valleys, dead volcanoes, mountain ranges, craters and canyons. It also had two moons, Phobos and Deimos. Although Mars had been seen for as long as humans have looked into the stars, the first photographs were taken by the Mariner and Viking spacecraft. It had long been speculated to hold life, ranging from an advanced alien civilization to microscopic bacteria, but no evidence for life has ever been found. The first manned mission to Mars occurred in 2020, as John Boone was the first person to set foot on the planet.
Red Mars Edit
In 2026, an international mission to create a Martian colony was launched, with most of the resources and personnel coming from the USA and Russia. After a lengthy period of training in Antarctica, the giant spacecraft Ares was launched containing 100 people. After landing, they created the colony of Underhill, a sealed habitat complete with sleeping areas, bathrooms, kitchens, communal entertainment spaces as well as surrounding infrastructure including several greenhouses, factories, quarries, transport and storage areas.
- Underhill - The first colony, created by the original 100.
- Nicosia - A city on Mars located in an enclosed habitat.
In order of appearance...
- John Boone - The first person to set foot on Mars.
- Frank Chalmers - The original captain of the Ares.
- Maya Katarina Toitovna - An engineer and leader of the Russian contingent of the Ares.
- Samantha Hoyle
- Sax Russell - Famous subatomic physicist part of the original 100.
- Selim el-Hayil
- Michel Duval - A French psychologist sent to monitor the original 100 in the Ares.
- Charles York
- Arkady Bognadov - A Russian mechanical engineer with strongly anti-authoritarian political views, part of the original 100.
- Vlad Taneev - World-famous medical biologist part of the original 100.
- Ivana - Winner of the nobel prize in chemistry, part of the original 100.
- Hiroko Ai - Japanese Biosphere designer from the original 100.
- Janet Blyleven
- Mary Dunkel
- Rya Jimenez
- Ursula Kohl
- Ann Clayborne - A geologist part of the original 100.
- Yeli Zudov
- Alex Zhalin -
- Phyllis Boyle - Geologist in the original 100.
- Roger Calkins -
- Sasha Yefremov -
- Nadezhda Francine Cherneshevsky -
- Spencer Jackson