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Mars is the fourth planet from the sun and first for humans to colonize. It serves as the main setting for the Red Mars Trilogy.

History Edit

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.

Locations Edit

  • Underhill - The first colony, created by the original 100.
  • Nicosia - A city on Mars located in an enclosed habitat.
  • Zygote
  • Gamete

People Edit

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