Y.T.F. Tiān Lóng
With the largest resources in Asia, China produced the Tiān Lóng, but not to donate to the colony. Like Egypt’s Ra, the Tiān Lóng is making the round trip. China picked a lot of the crew, but like all the countries, they had no say on the colonists, even the colonists doubling as crew.
These are the brave men and women assigned to man stations on the ships, ferrying the equally brave men, women and children, who shall colonize Mars to their destination. Some are there for a round-trip to Mars, then right back to Earth. Still others are not just officers, but colonists, themselves.
The School Children
These are the children of colonists, several of whom are indeed the reason their parents got to go to Mars. They have the innocent vision necessary to see life the way it is and are the motivation needed to keep the adults dedicated to the colony’s survival.