This idea was inspired by Elon Musk’s comment last night to Stephen Colbert that the quickest way to created a livable environment on Mars is to nuke it.
The year is 2070-something and Jacob Jibberson is a senior scientist on a project designed to create a livable environment on Mars. The project includes the deployment of hundreds of robots on Mars which can be remotely controlled from Earth with the purpose of maintaining hundreds of machines generating atmosphere.
With just months left on the mission something has gone wrong with the project. The Robots and a handful of stationed humans have stopped responding to communication from Earth. At the same time all satellite monitoring ceases.
Jacob is assigned to a small team tasked with traveling to the red planet to investigate… What they find will put the entire future of the human race at risks.
To be continued…