The first manned mission to Mars, planned after the Traveler arrived in the Solar System.1
The Traveler had previously visited Jupiter, Mercury and Venus. The goal of the Ares One mission was to encounter the Traveler on Mars as it became active.1
The crew of the Ares One mission were:
The mission was a success – the crew of the Ares One met the Traveler on Mars while it was active.
Jacob Hardy went on to become a mathematician studying the nature of Light.2