The morning of May 3, 2075 started out like any other. Rebecca Childress sat at the dining table coloring while her mom watched the morning news.
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After years of simulations and tests, the governments of the world pool their knowledge and resources to attempt the first planetary conversion.
The test subject: Mars.
Today is a dark day. In the pursuit of human advancement, the history books tend to favor the brave men and women who succeed. The Wright Brothers, the John Glenns, the Edwin Pierces distinguished themselves because they were the ones that did it, that made it through. But around the monolith of every achievement are the bodies of those that tried and failed. Today is a dark day and today we’re going to celebrate the brave men and women who laid down their lives in the tragedy that struck Mars at 04:38 EST this morning.
While the creation of the RSI Quantum Drive engine has made our solar system more accessible, it was still the province of governments, the growing Corps fleets, and the super-wealthy.
After almost forty years of trial and tragedy, Mars is officially classified as an oxygen-sustaining environment. A memorial to those who passed in the Great Mars Tragedy of ’25 is unveiled after the official declaration with Senator Stephen Nguyen as the keynote speaker.
When RSI announced the next generation of fusion engine, new and exciting prospects for space travel opened up, but not everyone was so enthused.
The Artemis was the manifestation of a dream. When the announcement came that a vessel was being constructed for a push to the nearest potentially habitable planet, the public flipped.
Space was becoming a busy place. Ships of all kinds, federal, commercial, and private, were exploring the edges of our solar system.
By. Kevin Lazarus