It’s was the rich who wanted to travel to Mars. Vacations in space was something created just for them. After scientists discovered a new planet that could sustain life everyone got excited. A one way flight costs one million dollars so there was no way “certain people” could afford to go except for the first flight.
They needed to make sure things were safe so they sent a few undesirables up first.
What happens when they arrive? Does everything turn out like they hoped?