Climbing Up Olympus Mons, Mars

For travelers in the 23 rd century, just the greatest, boldest and most incredible locations will do.

For eons, people were bound to a single world. However the excellence of an electro-magnetic drive, or EM drive, in the 2100 s will introduce a brand-new age of interplanetary and interstellar travel. People will lastly have the ability to go boldly where no biological-based travelers have actually preceded. To prepare future generations for this amazing brand-new age, we happily provide this speculative initial draft of our “23 rd Century Travel Guide to the Galaxy for Extreme and Casual Human Being Tourists.”

Let’s start with actually the greatest location next door. Previous generations rushed to the significantly congested tops of peaks like Everest and Denali. In the 2200 s, brand-new Martian bases established by SpaceXtreme will permit interplanetary mountaineers to check out the geological top of the planetary system by scaling the 25- kilometer high (16 miles, or nearly 85,000 feet) volcano, Olympus Mons. The biggest volcano around isn’t simply high, it likewise uses up a location on the red world approximately the exact same size as Arizona, which coincidentally takes place to be among the put on Earth that a lot of looks like Mars.

Make certain to bring a lot of additional oxygen on this Martian walking, and look out for any sunny-side slope lineae quicksand!

Initially released Feb. 19,2016 Update, Feb. 26, 2019, 9: 35 a.m. PT: Included more images to the gallery.

Released: Caption: Image: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech