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Other nations on Earth, unable to explore and colonize Mars due to war.
As the planet whose native inhabitants have the hubris to invade its neighbor, Earth is depicted as a planet that is sick, that needs to renew itself. In a sense, it does exactly that when humanity destroys itself in atomic war and the planet cleanses itself to begin anew.
Captain of the first Earthian expedition.
Captain of the second expedition.
Captain of the third expedition.
Captain of the fourth expedition, his views on Martian colonization led to assignments that took him further out of the solar system.
Archaeologist of the fourth expedition who kills his fellow crewmen to save Mars but is killed himself. He embodies the values of the dead Martians and Martian culture.
Physician / geologist of the fourth expedition who discovers that chickenpox brought by Earthians killed off the Martians. He's stranded on Mars after the exodus back to Earth.
Crewman of the fourth expedition who embodies the worst colonizing impulses of the Earthians. His desire to establish a hot dog stand on Mars is only thwarted by the exodus back to Earth when an atomic world war begins.
Brings his family to Mars right before Earthians destroy themselves in worldwide atomic war.
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