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#1 2016-06-29 09:20:06

knightdepaix
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How and which name do you pick for FIRST Mars human settlement?

Hello all,

You can provide a list of names and pick one out of it.

trivial names: Marscity, Marstown, Marsvillage, Marshamlet
less trivial: Marsville, Martianopolis

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#2 2016-06-29 18:38:07

IanM
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Re: How and which name do you pick for FIRST Mars human settlement?

This is quite an interesting topic. Perhaps it could be one of the names you listed. Perhaps it could be based on the local Geography (such as "Elysium City", "Olympus", etc.) Perhaps it might be named after a city on Earth, depending on who colonizes it; if the colonists are mostly Americans, for example, they could name it either "New New York", "New Houston", or "New Chicago", among many other things. I'm kinda partial to the last one, not only because it's my hometown, but because the settlement could be seen as a gateway to space much like Chicago was a gateway to the Wild West.

That being said, that is all my own personal opinion, and I think the settlers themselves would name it.


The Earth is the cradle of the mind, but one cannot live in a cradle forever. -Paraphrased from Tsiolkovsky

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#3 2016-08-06 19:58:24

clark
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Re: How and which name do you pick for FIRST Mars human settlement?

Tombtown. Tooms as a shorthand slang.

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#4 2017-05-19 09:11:48

Dave_Duca
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Re: How and which name do you pick for FIRST Mars human settlement?

I would choose:  JASMINE

A derivative of J S M - the initials of the late James S. Martin Jr.

Viking Mission

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#5 2017-05-19 12:00:27

louis
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Re: How and which name do you pick for FIRST Mars human settlement?

Sagan City? Muskopolis? Zubrinville?

For fans of Latin maybe Martis or Centralis.

Or we go to Greek - how about Aris City?

But maybe First Base will do.


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#6 2017-05-19 13:45:30

elderflower
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Re: How and which name do you pick for FIRST Mars human settlement?

Areopolis.
Venta Martiorum.
Trumparea.
New Beijing if the west doesn't get its digit out.

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