Cars in space need not be capsules puttering away via cold fusion. Especially if your location in space is as terran as it gets: Mars.
Should the Constellation program ever bear distant fruit, mankind will take its first steps on Mars, several decades after first steps on a much closer celestial body. Peter Dushenski, editor of CarEnvy.ca, has imagined a future where Martian humans are faced with the dilemma of choosing a car for a Red Planet already lined with maglev tracks:
Let’s say that the year is 2086 and you’ve just moved to the Mars Colony. You’ve been assigned a job as a geologist in search of mineral deposits that can be exploited and marketed back on Earth. Since you’ve left your family back on Terra Firma, you’re free to take any car you want with you, but, your residence at the Shangri-La hotel only has one garage stall. Thanks to your handsome relocation allowance and your necessity for nothing more than one seat, your mind reels with the possibilities.
It’s a fun, beautifully rambling read, illustrated with hand-drawn-hand-photoshopped art. Read the rest of it here.