In 2036, a small group of astronauts became the first people to walk on Mars. At the end of their two weeks on the surface, they discovered a complex rock formation jutting out of the ground that appeared to be a sign of intelligent life.
The International Space Alliance (ISA) formed and conducted several other missions all with the intention of starting the first colony on Mars. In 2060, this goal was realized.
50 astronauts of diverse backgrounds and years of training settled on Mars. Two years into the mission a strange illness plagued the colony, killing 22 astronauts and harming many more. A year later the mission is finally back up and running.
The ISA has sent one reporter to Mars and another to visit the astronauts who came back to Earth. Their assignment is to record interviews with each crew member, gathering all the details about the events that occurred and the experiences these heroes survived.