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While Expanding Free Independent Human Societies Throughout the Universe

Friday, June 1, 2012

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home is M*A*S*H set in a Research Station on Mars in the late 2020s, similar to Friends and Seinfeld.

"Ultimately we don't really want 10,000 people on Mars......we want millions."
Elon Musk
Following a 'Mars to Stay' settlement-based approach to space exploration, the point of home is to show human beings living on Mars, with joy and purpose, in a manner which will encourage real world exploration and settlement as soon as possible. Events on Earth also include tele-robotic asteroid mining operations from the headquarters of Blue Origin in Kent, Seattle. home depicts real-world, near-term possibilities. By relying upon proven off-the-shelf technologies and well-known mission plans, asteroid mining and a research settlement similar to home could begin within a decade. Space offers infinite resources, unlimited energy, and a boundless frontier. It is important the public appreciates these opportunities through a program such as home.

In 2000 the founder and chief executive of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, created Blue Origin,  a privately funded aerospace company striving to lower the cost of spaceflight "so that many people can afford to go and so that we humans can better continue exploring the solar system".  home depicts the successful outcome of such an endeavor on Mars and Earth in the late 2020s. Mission support informally exists worldwide, via Skype, wherever specialists are, but core facilities operate from Amazon's headquarters in downtown Seattle. Launches to Mars take place every two years from Blue Origin's West Texas facilities. Scenes for home occur both on Mars and Earth. The name of the research facility on Mars? Amaze : ) The name for the seventeen persons populating the show during its first season? Totally-Amazings
There is one unknown factor which could prohibit lifetime stays of humans on Mars: the effect of 1/3 Earth's gravity. This is not testable until humans actually live on Mars. Therefore home assumes 1/3 g presents no issues whatsoever, makes pregnancy more bearable, and is fun. Settlers overcome cosmic radiation by burying living chambers several meters beneath the surface and they use air-filters to remove whatever dust may be brought in through airlocks. These are widely accepted assumptions by real-world Humans-to-Mars mission planners.  

For more information about home in general see the FAQFor technological information please refer to the Science and Engineering page. Finally, since Amazon Studios depends upon robust feedback and co-operative creation, we encourage scientists and engineers working in relevant fields to co-write episodes. This is most effectively done by contributing snippets of dialogue, specifically: actual workplace banter, inside jokes, and professional or scientific observations conveyed in real-world speech. Episode contributors are encouraged to consider reactions from Amazon Studios forums, feedback from professional research scientists, and suggestions from series creators. 

The point of making the series home is to further human understanding of ourselves and our universe by encouraging exploration and settlement of Mars within ten years.