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Terraforming is the process of manipulating "the atmosphere of a planet to convert it to a sustained oxygen environment, making it habitable for humans."[1]

The History of Terraforming[]

The first machine to be capable of terraforming, referred to as an Atmo-Processor, was developed by RSI, and its completion was announced in April 2113.[1][2]

The first effort to successfully terraform a planet began on Mars in 2120. It was a joint effort on behalf of "the governments of the world."[2] In 2125 the effort had given Mars an atmosphere suitable for human use, but two days before declaring it a victory, tragedy struck. A "chemical miscalculation in the planetary atmospheric processors made the new atmosphere unstable" and led to it being unable to "stick" to the surface of Mars.[3] Unfortunately, the people of Mars had already stopped using breathing apparatuses, the loss of atmosphere happened "so fast that no one was able to sound an alarm or seal the ventilations of the various installations around the planet."[3] 4,876 people died.[3] The event is referred to as The Great Mars Tragedy.[4] The project was completed successfully in 2157.[4]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 robertsspaceindustries.com "2113: When Do We Go Too Far?". Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 robertsspaceindustries.com "2120: Give These People Air". Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 robertsspaceindustries.com "2125: A Dark Day". Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 robertsspaceindustries.com "2157: Blue Skies on Mars". Retrieved July 16, 2021.
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