In Work Rest Repeat, the last remnants of humanity are in a desperate race against time to complete work on colony ships to evacuate humanity to Mars. I based the technologies used on those being developed and trialled for the worlds various upcoming missions to the red planet. When I saw this article I thought I'd have to share it.
Essentially, it comes down to this. The missions so far have been focusing on whether life existed (past tense) on Mars, not whether it still does. This proposed experiment would search for life under the surface.