Interplanetary Space Alliance


Mission One

Touchdown on Aug 2, 2031 at 39.829°, 192.059°E

Mission One landed the first ships on Mars, marking the start of the colony. Autonomous vehicles, controlled on Earth by the ISA, executed the initial setup of power, fuel, and water extraction systems. The entire process was managed remotely by ISA stakeholders on Earth.


  • Land first two uncrewed cargo rocketships on Mars, in the Erebus Montes region.
  • Set up preliminary solar power and nuclear power systems.
  • Extract water with ice mining rig.
  • Create rocketfuel with fuel plant, and full rocketship tanks.
  • Explore the landing site with scouting drones.
  • Introduce the card based inventory management system to ISA member (first sale of NFTs - unpacking and crafting race to get the ownership cards).

Mission Two

Touchdown on Aug 23, 2033 at 39.829°, 192.059°E

The first crewed rocketship carrying four astronauts lands on Mars. Three additional cargo rocketships accompany it, carrying life support, equipment, and vehicles for expanding the colony. The astronauts begin setting up habitation modules, conducting scientific experiments, testing 3d printing, and exploring the surrounding areas.


  • The first four astronauts arrive on Mars. A monumental moment in human history.
  • Modular inflatable structures are assembled for astronauts to work, sleep and grow food in.
  • Astronauts begin to explore the surrounding areas, collecting samples, sharing the experience with Earth, and conducting research of the planet.
  • More power generation is set up to support the growing base.
  • First 3d printers are tested to validate construction plans for future missions.

New astronaut specialties:

  • Engineer
  • Scientist

A Day in the Life of an Astronaut, Mission 2

This was rough, a little like camping, if you were to camp in a place where the temperature dropped to as much as -140 Celsius (-220 Fahrenheit).  The astronauts worked hard, lots of eighteen hour days.

Mission Three

Touchdown on Nov 1, 2035 at 39.829°, 192.059°E

Another 8 astronauts arrive on Mars to help expand operations, exploration, and infrastructure. Larger inflatables are assembled to make life more enjoyable for the astronauts. Power and fuel generation is scaled up to support the larger base.


  • Construct some of the first permanent 3d printed structures on Mars.
  • Set up a reliable, high-bandwidth communications pipeline to Earth.
  • Increase food production and variety for a more balanced diet.
  • Expand power and fuel production.
  • Begin extensive medical research and studies on the affects of 1/3 gravity on the first four astronauts.
  • Assemble larger inflatable structures that improve the astronauts quality of life.
  • Add a range of new vehicles to the fleet for exploration.

New astronaut specialties:

  • Botanist
  • Doctor

A Day in the Life of an Astronaut, Mission 3

The 12 get up in their individual sleeping pods, and meet to eat together in the dining hall.  (The astronauts eat a lot of their meals together). The doctor goes to the medical bay, Scientists research either in the lab, or use the rover to collect samples. If there was a martian sandstorm someone cleans off the solar panels.  Botanists farm. Engineers maintain and build things.

In the evening they eat meals made out of tomatoes, peas, radishes, rye, quinoa and potatoes and, if they manage the tasks that are keeping them alive and have a little time in the evening, then hang in one of the two the social pods. They have hobbies, making either sculptures from the 3D printer, or maybe making regolith 'canvases' and Martian pigments–which hang in sleeping pods and the Medical Bay. Hanzou has introduced the game Go and there is a running tournament.

Mission Four

Touchdown on Jan 25, 2038 at 39.829°, 192.059°E

Mission Four is currently in progress to Mars. The mission brings larger structures, construction equipment, weather equipment (for monitoring dust storms), and additional vehicles. The construction-focused Civil Engineers are aboard the Crew Rocketship, and Geologists are also joining to help research. With a growing group of astronauts, it also becomes important to ensure a peaceful environment and diffuse and conflict in a diplomatic way. Security and psychology professionals will research, test, and study different approaches to prepare future missions for success.


  • Continue constructing larger buildings for supporting the full city.
  • Scale power, fuel and water generating systems.
  • Build the first permanent greenhouse facilities.
  • Set up weather monitoring equipment.
  • Begin surveying and grading the colony site to prepare for the full city layout.
  • Add more nimble short range vehicles for moving around the colony, such as the quad bike.
  • Conduct more research into the geology of Mars.
  • Test and establish security protocols and procedures.

New astronaut specialties:

  • Civil Engineer
  • Geologist
  • Security