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The following is a rough timeline of the events in the Red Mars Trilogy.

2000s Edit

  • 2010: John Boone and Frank Chalmers spend six weeks together on a US space station.
  • 2020: John Boone, age 38, lands on Mars in a group of 4.
  • 2026: Ares leaves Earth's orbit for Mars.
  • 2027: First Hundred arrive on Mars.
  • 2032: Japanese and other groups arrive on Mars.
  • 2035: Hiroko and farm team depart.
  • 2046: John Boone begins investigating terraforming sabotage.
  • 2047: Peter Clayborne born.
  • 2048: First applications of gerontological treatment.
  • 2049: Beginning of Great Storm.
  • 2051: End of Great Storm.
  • 2052: First Olympus Mons festival.
  • 2053: Death of John Boone.
  • 2057: Revision and re-signing of Mars Treaty.
  • 2061: First Martian Revolution and World War III.
  • 2075: Jackie and Dao born.
  • 2076: Nirgal born.
  • 2090: Nirgal and Desmond circumnavigate Southern Hemisphere.

2100 Edit

  • 2100: Second space elevator built at Sheffield.
  • 2101: Soletta in position.
  • 2102: M-38 Conference on Terraforming in Burroughs.
  • 2104: Dorsa Brevia Conference
  • 2106: Aeriel lens incident.
  • 2108: Deimos Incident
  • 2115: Nirgal Vallis covered.
  • 2120: West Aquifer Discovered.
  • 2123: M-year 50 celebration.
  • 2124: Sabishii curfew.
  • 2127: Antarctic Incident, Second Martian Revolution and Battle for Sheffield.
  • 2128: Martian Constitutional Congress and Ambassador's Trip to Earth.
  • 2129: Birth of Zo Boone.
  • 2134: Nirgal lives on Tyrrhena Massif
  • 2155: Sax meets Ann in Da Vinci
  • 2160: Pulsed Fusion Space Travel introduced.
  • 2171: Nirgal's run with the ferals.
  • 2180: Zo and Ann visit Jovian and Uranian systems.
  • 2181: Grand Canal election campaigns.
  • 2190: Beginning of illegal immigration from Earth to Mars.

2200s Edit

  • 2206: Death of Michel Duval.
  • 2211: Underhill Reunion.
  • 2212: Third Martian Revolution and Cable Crisis.