It is hard to believe that just a few centuries ago Mars was a lifeless place. Around the turn of the millennium, a time when space programs were stagnating due to a lack of vision by those in power, no human had even set foot on the then Red Planet. Dust storms were torturing the arid landscape, it's stark beauty unseen by human eyes.

Only a few people were aware of the immense promise of terraforming Mars. With environmental problems on the home world running out of control, even the thought of modifying another planet was like blasphemy to many other earthlings' ears. Still, it happened.

Just over two hundred years later, rivers are running once more through ancient valleys, ocean waters are washing a long and capricious shoreline, forests are working their way up on magnificent slopes.This Modified Mars is a home to millions of people and the Solar System's favorite tourist destination.