The Smithsonian's Air & Space magazine invited game designer Will Wright to imagine what life would be like on a Martian colony in the near future.
An except from Wright's "First Neighborhood of Mars":
Following an uneventful quarantine period, Sasha was finally moved into her assigned “apartment.” That was a generous term for the 130-square-foot cubbyhole that would be her only private space in the colony. She was assigned to live in the singles district. If she decided to enter into a co-habitation contract with another colony member, they would be entitled to a larger space.
I recommend reading the short story while listening to Sea of Tranquility, one of four free-to-play tracks from an EP created to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the Moon landing. As a reminder, NASA's Mars Curiosity rover is anticipated to land on the red planet this Sunday.