After decades of strange weather and powerful storms it became clear that mankind didn't have to fear global warming or melting polar ice caps, instead it turned out that it was the gulfstream that was changing and a new iceage was beginning..
For the people in the Nordic countries this was their worst fear comming true as it would mean certain destruction of all their nations..
Years was spend trying to buy and negotiate new territory for the Nordic people to immigrate to and start over - but no one was willing to sell or even accept the millions of soon to be nationless Norse as the world economy was still strugling after the great depression of 2010 and the NATO-OPEC war of 2015.. all hope seemed lost..
But the Norse was never the ones to quit and go quietly into the night so instead the made a drastic new plan, not only for a new nation, but for a new planet!
Operation Heidall ( meaning "home" ) - named after the Norse God Heimdall - Defender of Vahalla and gatekeeper to Asgard - would have the people of the North immigrating to the planet Mars where they would start over and build a socialist utopia with room and equal rights for all, poor or rich..
In the beginning it was a slow process, but as the northern part started freezing over people became very willing to donate and invest and soon the first couple of rockets was on their way...
The first step would be to build a city on Mars that would serve as political capital and a home base for all the newcomers from Earth - it had to not only be a place where people could survive, but a place where people could thrive and live full and rich lifes just as they had back on Earth...
It wouldn't be an easy task, but it had to be done....
DAM DAM DAAAAAM!!!!!
- The Martian City -
Welcome to my new Sketchup project - it's kinda out there yes, but I was tired of making normal cities so I desided to try something new and as Mars is one of my biggest interests I desided to make a city there..
Before you laugh and all that I think I should mention that humans living on Mars isn't that unrealistic - the gravity is about 40% of Earth, so walking around takes some getting used to, but it's not like the moon where you bounce everytime you fart
and a Marsian day is 24h and 20 min meaning that it will take little adjustment to get used to the day night cycle, but who wouldn't like 20 min longer days?
The downside is that Mars doesn't have a magnetic field, so even if you did terraform it as some dream about walking outside would still be very dangerous and a solar flare would be leathal. Even the background radition would shorten your life significantly, so people will be forced to live inside pressurized buildings, but let's be honest, how many hours do we spend outside nowadays anyway - we drive to the mall from the house, then to work and for exercise we drive to a club..
It's not the perfect place to live, but with enough investment it could be just as good as anywhere on earth
We start off very early in the process - the Norse have just recently landed and have constructed the 3 Great Halls and will now be focussing on expanding outwards and upwards in the near future - so stay tuned!
Heimdall seen from "Thor's Rock"
, the place the first lander landed
Heimdall seen from "Odin's Eye
" the geostationary communications satellite
More to come soon