The setting is the year 2034. Man's first landing onto the mysterious red planet is about to take place. As preparations for the touchdown on Mars go into full swing, a mix of military personnel and scientists are working together. They wish to not only ensure the mission is a success, but that it fulfills man's expectations and dreams of what Earth's eternally silent neighbor can mean to life in the universe, and will surpass man's desire to uncover its secrets as well. The author has daydreamed about Mars since he was 10 years old, when he first saw the red planet through his brother's telescope. He has always been inspired by astronomy and a love of science fiction, bringing all the excitement of a young boy's creativity to The Mars Experiment.