(Published in 2050) BASE ALPHA-ONE, MARS - A joint venture between holiday provider Thomas Cook, Eastern Americorp Space Agency (EASA), and the European Space Agency (ESA) has allowed the first civillian to go to Mars.
The first man on Mars landed in 2020, sticking the flag of the European States in the Red soil.
Tomorrow, John White (from Birmingham, Empire of Cam3r0n) will be the first ever tourist to enter the Red Planet's atmosphere, along with ten other astronauts from ESA, EASA, and the Chino-Region Space Agency (CRSA), who will land at Alpha-One for 200 days. In that time, John will take photos of the rolling landscape, and the astronauts will use bio-trans technology to make Mars habitable for human life.
"It's gonna be so cool!" exclaimed John. "It costs Cr.400 ($630) in hydro-fuel to drive to the Birmingham outpost of the moon in my Toyota Civic 2K45. This trip to Mars is only costing me Cr.100,000 ($158,000). They say by the time we leave, the planet will be suitable for human colonisation, which is for the best."
's population, which stands at over 200 billion humans, and permanent non-humans, will be eased as many humans seek to go X-wards to Mars.
The United Federation of Planets has allowed the bio-transmajation of Mars to go on.
"Solis-Tri (former Earth) is the business and cultural centre of the galaxy. Therefore, we can allow the bio-trans device to make the Martian planet habitable for human life.
As of press time, several unknown Martian army forces were sabotaging the bio-transmajation devices planted across the planet.