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Occupation mission: Mars
Hard missions: Mars Habitat, Man on Ceres, Man on Mercury
Med missions: Man on Moon, Mars Lander, Ceres Lander, Mercury Lander, Venus survey, Mercury Survey
Easy objectives: Orbit expirimentx2, Man in Space, Phobos survey

Objectives overview: A good balance between the harder locations to reach and return from. Man on Mercury and back is clearly the biggest ticket item, as it's worth 30 of a potential 50 points of mercury missions alone. Man on Mars and back (to a habitat), Mars Habitat, and Mars Occupation is the other big point swing, and likely easier to manage, for 21 points plus 2 per year left in the calender (assuming funtional hydroponics). Man on Ceres/Leres Lander is 3rd place, at 29 points. In this enviroment, man on moon and man in space is pretty much just testflights for a heavilly crewed exploration program. If the radiation is bad, this could be a risky set of missions.

Mission plan: Assuming best case, no radiation, what do I need to put a man on mercury, mars and ceres?
"Shuttle rush" means reliable shuttle tech, reentry and landing, rendevous, and life support in the first 8 turns. I also need synthesys for manned missions of more than 4 years unless I want to comit to resupply flights.

Flag and footprints on ceres: Dead mass of 4 for hydroponics, or 4 food outbound and 1 food resupply inbound. Assuming shuttle tech. Launch off ceres with 2 food, needing shuttle and 1 large tank. Ignoring the shuttle itself, that's 6 mass to the ceres surface, 5 more mass in inner transfer (fuel tank and supply), and 5 more mass in earth orbit. Rescue mission needs a second shuttle, a supply, and 2 fuel tanks in earth orbit.

Ground Station Mars: 10 dead mass on this flight, for hydroponics and habitat parts. For a 1 way flight, a shuttle can push up to 17 mass into a cycler orbit, including a 4 mass tank to leave the cycler and a few food and spare parts in case the hydroponics are on the fritz. Total in earth orbit: Shuttle, 2 fuel tanks, Ground habitat parts, Hydroponics, 3 food, 3 spare parts.

Man on Ceres and back: that 7 difficullty maneuver back to inner transfer is a pain, but the shuttle can still push up to 2 mass of food through the maneuver. If I need an aldrin, this will be painful, but if not, shuttle+tank+(landing craft)+ return supply in mercury orbit (daedelus, 2 small tanks, and an eagle works for 6 mass, vs 2 fuel tanks to land the whole shuttle for 8 mass) and an extra 4 mass tank used in mercury flyby. Adding in another supply inbound, that's 16 or 18 mass (not counting the shuttle) that needs to be pushed through a difficulty 5 maneuver, requireing 2 extra shuttles and their fuel in inner transfer, for +20 mass. (plus another 1 supply) Those 3 shuttle can easilly perform the earth departure with another 3 tanks. Earth orbit total: 3 Shuttle, 10 large fuel tanks, 3 supplies, plus the same rescue mission from the ceres mission.

Alternatively, Man on Mercury habitat: 9 dead mass to mercury, one way. 1 tank in mercury orbit, 1 tank in mercury flyby, 17 mass through difficulty 5. That's also 3 shuttles through inner transfer, but no rescue mission needed, and shaves 2 years off the mission clock. Works fine with adding an aldrin, worth revisiting near the end of the game.

The game:
---------Year 1956------------
10 mil: Purchace Atlas tech
10 mil: purchace Reentry tech
10 mil: purchace Shuttle tech

Techs: Atlas (0 success/3cards)
Reentry (0/3)
Shuttle (0/3)

Components (earth):
Components (orbit):
Spacecraft:
---------Year 1957------------
10 mil: Purchace Shuttle
20 mil: purchace Large fuel tank x5

Techs: Atlas (0 success/3cards)
Reentry (0/3)
Shuttle (0/3)

Components (earth): Shuttle, 5 large fuel tanks
Components (orbit):
Spacecraft:
---------Year 1958------------
10 mil: Purchace Survey tech
1 fuel tank+1 shuttle, test shuttle tech to put shuttle into orbit: Success
10 mil; buy off success
Test surveying on Solar Radiation: Success
-No significant solar radiation, best case
Test reentry: Success
10 mil: buy off success

Techs: Surveying (0/0)
Atlas (0 success/3cards)
Reentry (0/2)
Shuttle (0/2)

Components (earth): Shuttle, 4 large fuel tanks
Components (orbit):
Spacecraft:
---------Year 1959------------
1 fuel tank+1 shuttle, test shuttle tech to put shuttle into orbit: Success
10 mil; buy off success
Test reentry: Success
10 mil: buy off success
10 mil: Buy Life support

Techs: Surveying (0/0)
Atlas (0 success/3cards)
Reentry (0/1)
Shuttle (0/1)
Life Support (0/3)

Components (earth): Shuttle, 3 large fuel tanks
Components (orbit):
Spacecraft:
---------Year 1960------------
1 fuel tank+1 shuttle, test shuttle tech to put shuttle into orbit: Success
10 mil: buy shuttle tech
10 mil: Buy Landing tech
End of turn, test life support in orbit: Success
10 mil: buy off success

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle (0/0)
Atlas (0 success/3cards)
Reentry (0/1)
Life Support (0/2)
Landing (0/3)

Components (earth): Shuttle, 2 large fuel tanks
Components (orbit): Shuttle
Spacecraft:
---------Year 1961------------
1 fuel tank+1 shuttle, shuttle to orbit
Test Reentry: minor failure
5 mil: buy off failure
Test Landing: Success
10 mil: Buy off Success
5 mil: buy pilot astronaut
End of turn, test life support in orbit: Success
10 mil: buy off success

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)
Life Support (0/1)
Landing (0/2)

Components (earth): Shuttle (damaged), 1 large fuel tank, Pilot astronaut
Components (orbit): Shuttle
Spacecraft:
---------Year 1962------------
1 fuel tank+1 shuttle+Pilot, shuttle to orbit
Reveal suborbital flight: Spaceflight has no ill effects, best case. (I'm actually drawing these... waiting for the shoe to drop)
Test Landing: Success (Man in space accomplished)
10 mil: Buy off Success
8 mil: buy 2 large fuel tanks
2 mil: buy 2 food
End of turn, test life support in orbit: Major failure
5 mil: buy off failure.

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)
Landing (0/1)

Components (earth): Shuttle, 2 large fuel tanks, 2 food
Components (orbit): Shuttle
Spacecraft:
---------Year 1963------------
10 mil: Purchace Rendevous tech
1 fuel tank+1 shuttle+Pilot+1 food, shuttle to orbit
Test Rendevous:Major failure (pilot drops to minor), food destroyed
5 mil: buy off failure
Test rendevous: Major failure (pilot drops to minor), unoccupied shuttle damaged.
5 mil: buy off failure
Test Rendevous: Minor failure (pilot drops to success)
5 mil: buy off failure
Separate, pilot+functional shuttle reenters
Test landing: success.
4 mil: buy fuel tank
1 mil: buy spare part

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)

Components (earth): Shuttle, 2 large fuel tanks, 1 food, 1 spare part
Components (orbit): Shuttle (damaged)
Spacecraft:

---------Year 1964------------
10 mil: Buy Synthesys tech
10 mil: Buy Hydroponics
End of year, test synthesys (pilot as farmer): success, 1 food produced
10 mil: success removed

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)
Synthesys (0/4)

Components (earth): Shuttle, 2 large fuel tanks, 2 food, 1 spare part, Hydroponics
Components (orbit): Shuttle (damaged)
Spacecraft:
---------Year 1965------------
20 mil: buy 5 large fuel tanks
2 fuel tanks and a shuttle lift a fuel tank, 2 food and a spare part to orbit, rendvous with damaged shuttle, shuttle drops to earth.
End of year, test synthesys (pilot as farmer): success, 1 food produced
10 mil: success removed

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)
Synthesys (0/3)

Components (earth): Shuttle, 4 large fuel tanks, 1 food, Hydroponics
Components (orbit): Shuttle (damaged), 1 large fuel tank, 2 food, 1 spare part
Spacecraft:

---------Year 1966------------
12 mil: buy 3 large fuel tanks
5 mil: buy engineer
3 mil: buy 3 spare parts
2 fuel tanks and a shuttle lift a fuel tank, Engineer, 1 food and 2 spare part to orbit.
rendvous with damaged shuttle, engineer spends 1 spare part to fix, both shuttles return to earth.
End of year, test synthesys (pilot as farmer): minor failure, no food produced
5 mil: failure removed

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)
Synthesys (0/2)

Components (earth): Shuttlex2, 4 large fuel tanks, 1 spare parts Hydroponics
Components (orbit): 2 large fuel tank, 3 food, 2 spare part
Spacecraft:

---------Year 1967------------
20 mil: buy 5 large fuel tanks
4 fuel tanks and 2 shuttle lift 3 fuel tanks, Pilot, 1 spare part to orbit.
rendvous with orbital station, drop off 1 shuttle, engineer, spare part, pick up 1 fuel tank.
4 fuel tanks, shuttle, pilot spend 1 tank to fly to lunar orbit
Survey moon: Oceans of dust visible from orbit. (good to know... so much for that mission!)
3 fuel tanks, shuttle, pilot spends 1 fuel tank to fly to earth orbit, rendevous with station, drop off 2 remaining fuel tanks, then pilot+shuttlex2 returns to earth.
End of year, test synthesys (pilot as farmer): minor failure, no food produced
5 mil: failure removed

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)
Synthesys (0/1)

Components (earth): Shuttlex2, 2 large fuel tanks, Hydroponics
Components (orbit station): 3 large fuel tank, 3 food, 3 spare part
Spacecraft:
---------Year 1967------------
28 mil: Buy 7 large fuel tanks
2 mil: buy 1 spare part, 1 food
4 fuel tanks and 2 shuttles bring Pilot, Engineer, 3 fuel tanks and a food to earth orbit station. Pick up 3 supplies.
Shuttle, 3 fuel tanks, 4 food, Pilot and engineer spends 1 fuel tank to reach inner transfer in 1 year
Synthesys: no astronaut

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)
Synthesys (0/1)

Components (earth): Shuttle, 2 large fuel tanks, 1 spare parts, Hydroponics
Components (orbit station): 3 large fuel tank, 3 spare part
Spacecraft:
Ceres Flag mission: Shuttle, 2 fuel tanks, 3 food, Pilot and Engineer, (Inner transfer in 1968)

---------Year 1968------------
-Ceres Flag mission reaches inner transfer
Survey Ceres: 1 feature present
Ceres flag mission spends 1 fuel tank to fly to ceres
10 mil: buy pilot2 and engineer2
20 mil: Buy 5 large fuel tanks

EoT Synthesys: Success, 1 food produced

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous, Synthesys (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)

Components (earth): Shuttle, 7 large fuel tanks, 1 spare parts, Hydroponics, 1 food, Pilot#2, Engineer#2
Components (orbit station): 3 large fuel tank, 4 spare part
Spacecraft:
Ceres Flag mission: Shuttle, 1 fuel tanks, 2 food, Pilot and Engineer, (Ceres Landing in 1969)
---------Year 1969------------
-Ceres flag mission reaches Ceres, lands
-Pilot looks at 2 ceres feature cards: Nothing interesting and water ice. Lands on Water ice for 2 points.
-Ceres flag mission spends 1 fuel tank to reach Inner transfer in 2 years
10 mil: Buy shuttle
2 shuttles and 4 fuel tanks lift 3 fuel tanks and a food to earth orbit station. 1 shuttle returns.
15 mil: Buy ground habitat
5 mil: but science module
EoT Synthesys: 1 food produced

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous, Synthesys (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)

Components (earth): Shuttle, 0 large fuel tanks, 1 spare parts, Hydroponics, 1 food, Pilot#2, Engineer#2, Ground habitat, science module
Components (orbit station): 1 shuttle, 5 large fuel tank, 4 spare part, 1 food
Spacecraft:
Ceres Flag mission: Shuttle, 1 food, Pilot and Engineer, (Inner Transfer in 1971)

---------Year 1970------------
Shuttle, 2 fuel tanks, 1 food leave earth orbit station, spends 1 fuel tank to fly to Inner Transfer in 1 year. (resupply flight)
28 mil: 7 fuel tanks
2 mil: 1 Expiriment
Shuttle, 2 fuel tanks lift Ground Habitat parts, Science module to earth orbit station, and returns to earth
EoT Synthesys: 1 food produced

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous, Synthesys (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)

Components (earth): Shuttle, 5 large fuel tanks, 1 spare parts, 1 science expiriment, Hydroponics, 2 food, Pilot#2, Engineer#2,
Components (orbit station): 3 large fuel tank, 4 spare part, Ground habitat parts, science module
Spacecraft:
Ceres Flag mission: Shuttle, 0 food, Pilot and Engineer, (Inner Transfer in 1971)
Resupply Flight: Shuttle, 1 Fuel tank, 1 food (Inner transfer in 1971)
---------Year 1971-------------
-Resupply flight and Ceres Flag mission both reach inner Transfer, rendevous, and spend 1 fuel tank to fly to earth orbit in 1 year
10 mil: Purchace Shuttle
20 mil: 5 large fuel tanks
4 fuel tanks, 2 shuttles lift 3 fuel tanks, 1 expiriment, engineer to earth orbit station; engineer conducts expiriment; shuttle, expiriment and engineer return to earth

EoT Synthesys: 1 food produced

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous, Synthesys (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)

Components (earth): Shuttlex2, 3 large fuel tanks, 1 spare parts, 1 science expiriment (complete), Hydroponics, 3 food, Pilot#2, Engineer#2,
Components (orbit station): 6 large fuel tank, 4 spare part, Ground habitat parts, science module, 1 food
Spacecraft:
Ceres Flag mission: 2 Shuttles, 0 food, Pilot and Engineer, (Earth Orbit in 1972)
---------Year 1972-------------
-Ceres Flag mission reaches earth orbit, lands on earth (mission complete)
3 mil: Purchace Rover Tech
4 mil: Purchace Rover
2 fuel tanks and Shuttle lifts Pilot, Engineer, Hydroponics, Rover and 2 food to earth orbit station. 1 food is dropped at the station, 2 fuel tanks, 2 spare parts, and Ground Station Parts are picked up.
Mars Colony Ship (1 shuttle 2 fuel tanks, Pilot, Engineer, Hydroponics, ground habitat) spends 1 fuel tank to enter Earth Cycler orbit. Will reach Mars cycler orbit in 1975
20 mil: 5 Large fuel tanks
3 mil: 3 food

EoT Synthesys: 1 food produced on board Mars Colony Ship

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous, Synthesys (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)
Rover (0/5)

Components (earth): Shuttlex3, 6 large fuel tanks, 1 spare parts, 1 science expiriment (complete), 4 food , Pilot#2, Engineer#2,
Components (orbit station): 4 large fuel tank, 2 spare part, science module, 3 food
Spacecraft:
Mars Colony Ship: Shuttle, 1 fuel tank, 1 food, Pilot and Engineer, Hydroponics, Ground Habitat parts, Rover, 2 spare parts (Mars Cycler orbit in 1975)
---------Year 1973-------------
28 mil: 7 large fuel tanks
4x fuel tank,2x shuttle lifts 3x fuel tank, 1x food to earth orbit station, then shuttles return.
2 mil: buy 2 food
EoT Synthesys: 1 food produced on board Mars Colony Ship

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous, Synthesys (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)
Rover (0/5)

Components (earth): Shuttlex3, 6 large fuel tanks, 1 spare parts, 1 science expiriment (complete), 5 food , Pilot#2, Engineer#2,
Components (orbit station): 7 large fuel tank, 2 spare part, science module, 4 food
Spacecraft:
Mars Colony Ship: Shuttle, 1 fuel tank, 1 food, Pilot and Engineer, Hydroponics, Ground Habitat parts, Rover, 2 spare parts (Mars Cycler orbit in 1975)
---------Year 1974-------------
28 mil: 7 large fuel tanks
4x fuel tank,2x shuttle lifts 3x fuel tank, 1x food to earth orbit station
2 fuel tanks, 2 shuttles lift Pilot#2, Engineer#2 and 2 food to earth orbit station.
2 mil: buy 2 food
EoT Synthesys: 1 food produced on board Mars Colony Ship

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous, Synthesys (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)
Rover (0/5)

Components (earth): 4 large fuel tanks, 1 spare parts, 1 science expiriment (complete), 4 food ,
Components (orbit station): 0 large fuel tank, 2 spare part, science module, 4 food
Spacecraft:
Mars Colony Ship: Shuttle, 1 fuel tank, 1 food, Pilot and Engineer, Hydroponics, Ground Habitat parts, Rover, 2 spare parts (Mars Cycler orbit in 1975)
Mercury Expeditionary Vessel: 3 shuttles, 7 fuel tanks, 2 food, Pilot#2, Engineer#2 (To inner Transfer in 1975)
---------Year 1975-------------
-Mars Colony ship arrives at Mars Cycler orbit
Mars colony ship spends 1 fuel tank to enter mars orbit
-Survey Phobos: 1 feature present
-Survey Mars: CO2, 3 features present)
Mars Colony ship lands on mars, Pilot draws 2 features: Grey Hematite (2 points) or Nothing interesting. Colony lands on grey hematite for points.
Engineer assembles Ground habitat on mars.
Mars colony ship tests rover tech: Success and minor failure- Nothing happens
5 mil: buy off failure
10 mil: buy off success
-Mercury Expedition reaches inner transfer, burns 3 fuel tanks to reach Mercury flyby in 1 year

10 mil: Buy shuttle
4 mil: buy fuel tank
1 mil: spare part
Shuttle spends 2 fuel tanks to lift 1 to orbit, then returns.

EoT Synthesys: 1 food produced on board Mars Colony Ship

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous, Synthesys (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)
Rover (0/3)

Components (earth): 1 shuttle, 2 large fuel tanks, 2 spare parts, 1 science expiriment (complete), 4 food ,
Components (orbit station): 1 large fuel tank, 2 spare part, science module, 4 food
Spacecraft:
Mars Colon: Shuttle, 1 food, Pilot and Engineer, Hydroponics, Ground Habitat (Assembled), Rover, 2 spare parts (Mars surface)
Mercury Expeditionary Vessel: 3 shuttles, 4 fuel tanks, 1 food, Pilot#2, Engineer#2 (To Mercury Flyby in 1976)

---------Year 1976-------------

-Mercury Expedition reaches Mercury flyby, discards 2 shuttle components. 1 fuel tank pushes the rest of the ship into mercury orbit.
Survey mercury: Radiation level 1- at end of year, roll for each astronaut for incapacitation. No Features.
1 fuel tank to land on mercury
1 fuel tank to launch from mercury
1 fuel tank to reach Inner transfer in 1 year

-Mars colony tests Rover tech: Success, Success. Pilot reveals 2 feature cards- Nothing interesting or Platnum Meteorite. Pilot chooses Platum Meteorite, attaches it to mars colony. (still no features "locked in")

20 mil: purchace 5 fuel tanks
10 mil: Purchace shuttle
2x Shuttle spends 4 fuel tanks to lift 3 fuel tanks and 1 food to orbit then spends 1 fuel tank to fly to inner transfer in 1 year.

EoT Synthesys: 1 food produced on board Mars Colony Ship

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous, Synthesys (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)
Rover (2/3)

Components (earth): 0 large fuel tanks, 2 spare parts, 1 science expiriment (complete), 3 food ,
Components (orbit station): 1 large fuel tank, 2 spare part, science module, 4 food
Spacecraft:
Mars Colon: Shuttle, 1 food, Pilot and Engineer, Hydroponics, Ground Habitat (Assembled), Rover, 2 spare parts, Platnum Meteorite (1 mass, worth 30 mil on earth) (Mars surface)
Mercury Expeditionary Vessel: 1 shuttle, 0 food, Pilot#2, Engineer#2 (To Inner Transfer in 1977)
Resupply+ Mission: 2 shuttle, 2 fuel tank, 1 food (Inner transfer in 1977)

---------Year 1977-------------

-Mercury Expedition and Resupply+ reach Inner Transfer. Resupply+ detaches Venus Probe (1 shuttle, 1 fuel tank), the rest docks with Mercury expedition and burns 1 fuel tank to reach Earth Orbit in 1 year. Venus probe burns 1 fuel tank to reach venus orbit in 1 year.

-Mars colony tests Rover tech: Success, Success. Pilot reveals 2 feature cards- Liquid Water (points) or Lichens (Life) Pilot chooses Life (Life discovered!) (1 feature locked in)

28 mil: purchace 7 fuel tanks

EoT Synthesys: 1 food produced on board Mars Colony.

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous, Synthesys (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)
Rover (4/3)

Components (earth): 7 large fuel tanks, 2 spare parts, 1 science expiriment (complete), 3 food ,
Components (orbit station): 1 large fuel tank, 2 spare part, science module, 4 food
Spacecraft:
Mars Colon: Shuttle, 1 food, Pilot and Engineer, Hydroponics, Ground Habitat (Assembled), Rover, 2 spare parts, Platnum Meteorite (1 mass, worth 30 mil on earth) (Mars surface)
Mercury Expeditionary Vessel: 2 shuttle, 0 food, Pilot#2, Engineer#2 (To Earth Orbit in 1978)
Venus Probe: 1 shuttle (Venus Orbit in 1978)

---------Year 1978-------------

-Mercury Expedition returns to earth orbit, lands on earth. Mission accomplished

-Venus Probe surveys venus: Venus is, as expected, a hellhole.

-Mars colony tests Rover tech: Success, Success. Pilot reveals 2 feature cards- Fossil (points if brought home) or Aurora (points). Pilot chooses Fossil and brings back to base. (1 feature locked in)

28 mil: purchase 7 fuel tanks
4 fuel tanks and 2 shuttles lift 3 fuel tanks to earth orbit, picks up 1 from orbit station. 1 shuttle spends 1 fuel tank to push 3 into earth cycler orbit, to reach mars cycler orbit in 3 years. The other shuttle returns home.

EoT Synthesys: 1 food produced on board Mars Colony.

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous, Synthesys (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)
Rover (6/3)

Components (earth): 2 shuttles, 7 large fuel tanks, 2 spare parts, 1 science experiment (complete), 3 food , Pilot#2, Engineer#2
Components (orbit station): 0 large fuel tank, 2 spare part, science module, 4 food
Spacecraft:
Mars Colony: Shuttle, 1 food, Pilot and Engineer, Hydroponics, Ground Habitat (Assembled), Rover, 2 spare parts, Platnum Meteorite (1 mass, worth 30 mil on earth), Fossil (1 mass, worth 6 VP on earth) (Mars surface)
Venus Probe: 1 shuttle (Venus Orbit)
Mars cargo lift: 1 shuttle, 3 large fuel tanks. (mars cycler in 1981)

---------Year 1979-------------

-Mars colony tests Rover tech: Success, Success. Pilot reveals 2 feature cards- Fossil (points if brought home) or Methane (points). Pilot chooses Fossil and brings back to base. (1 feature locked in)

Empty budget.

EoT Synthesys: 1 food produced on board Mars Colony.

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous, Synthesys (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)
Rover (8/3)

Components (earth): 2 shuttles, 7 large fuel tanks, 2 spare parts, 1 science experiment (complete), 3 food , Pilot#2, Engineer#2
Components (orbit station): 0 large fuel tank, 2 spare part, science module, 4 food
Spacecraft:
Mars Colony: Shuttle, 1 food, Pilot and Engineer, Hydroponics, Ground Habitat (Assembled), Rover, 2 spare parts, Platnum Meteorite (1 mass, worth 30 mil on earth), Fossilx2 (1 mass, worth 6 VP on earth) (Mars surface)
Venus Probe: 1 shuttle (Venus Orbit)
Mars cargo lift: 1 shuttle, 3 large fuel tanks. (mars cycler in 1981)

---------Year 1980-------------

-Mars colony tests Rover tech: Success, Success. Pilot reveals 2 feature cards- Rhodium Deposits (Mars samples are worth 30 mil) or Rough terrain (damage components). Pilot chooses Valuable minerals (2 features locked in)

Empty budget.

EoT Synthesys: 1 food produced on board Mars Colony.

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous, Synthesys (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)
Rover (10/3)

Components (earth): 2 shuttles, 7 large fuel tanks, 2 spare parts, 1 science experiment (complete), 3 food , Pilot#2, Engineer#2
Components (orbit station): 0 large fuel tank, 2 spare part, science module, 4 food
Spacecraft:
Mars Colony: Shuttle, 1 food, Pilot and Engineer, Hydroponics, Ground Habitat (Assembled), Rover, 2 spare parts, Platnum Meteorite (1 mass, worth 30 mil on earth), Fossilx2 (1 mass, worth 6 VP on earth) (Mars surface)
Venus Probe: 1 shuttle (Venus Orbit)
Mars cargo lift: 1 shuttle, 3 large fuel tanks. (mars cycler in 1981)---------Year 1980-------------

-Mars colony tests Rover tech: Success, Success. Pilot reveals 2 feature cards- Deep Caves (spare parts can be used as ground habitat) or Germanium deposites (valuable minerals). Pilot chooses Caves because minerals are already valuable (3 features locked in- mars is explored)

-Mars cargo lift arrives in Mars Cycler orbit. Mars cargo lift spends 1 fuel tank to enter mars orbit, drops 1 fuel tank in orbit, lands on mars, picks up 2 fossils, platnum meteorite, and 14 mars samples, lifts to mars orbit, docks with tank, and reenters cycler orbit, to reach earth cycler in 3 years

Empty budget.

EoT Synthesys: 1 food produced on board Mars Colony.

Techs: Surveying, Shuttle, Reentry, life support, Landing, Rendevous, Synthesys (0/0)
Atlas (0 success not bought off/3cards)
Rover (10/3)

Components (earth): 2 shuttles, 7 large fuel tanks, 2 spare parts, 1 science experiment (complete), 3 food , Pilot#2, Engineer#2
Components (orbit station): 0 large fuel tank, 2 spare part, science module, 4 food
Spacecraft:
Mars Colony: Shuttle, 1 food, Pilot and Engineer, Hydroponics, Ground Habitat (Assembled), Rover, 2 spare parts, (Mars surface)
Venus Probe: 1 shuttle (Venus Orbit)
Mars cargo lift: 1 shuttle, 1 large fuel tanks, 2 fossils, 1 platnum meteorite, 14 mars samples. (earth cycler in 1984)

Calling it here. Every mission is accomplished or being accomplished (1 refueling mission to cycler orbit brings home all the money) including Life Sample, with 2 years left on the clock.

Points earned: 164.5 from missions, plus 11 years of mars occupation (22 points) plus 2 points of ceres features, and 14 points of mars features.

Total points earned: 202.5 points.

Shuttles OP. (at least in a no radiation, no suborbit danger enviroment)
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