The year is 2076. Humans have some of the larger problems associated with a long term Mars mission, including radiation exposure and landing large payloads safely on the surface. A handful of facilities have been established on the Martian surface including a Greenhouse, a mobile GEO survey base, and a centralized research habitat. The primary human habitat within the Mars system is not on Mars itself, but located approximately 9376 km away on its moon, Phobos. This timy moon provides an excellent location for a permanent base to continue studying Mars.
However, when crew members discover a threat to their MTV base, they must act quickly to save their crew and their station. The two groups will have to work together to accomplish their mission goals: to search for evidence of life on Mars, whether fossil or living, to search for evidence of water, and to keep everyone safe. Using teamwork and creative problem solving, the crew will be able to continue their research on our neighbor planet.
A large shuttle regularly ferries astronauts and scientists between
the base on Phobos and the surface of Mars. This shuttle, or
Mars Transport Vehicle (MTV), serves as the spacecraft for the mission. The MTV carries parts to build a ROV for hydrological exploration and it also carries one unmanned drone aircraft which can carry the ROV to a survey destination.
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