Heiko de Jong-Beaumont

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Heiko Arie Jeroen de Jong-Beaumont (born 2032 on Utopia Planetia Colony, Mars) is a Martian exogeologist, specializing in spectral geology and igneous petrology. He was the eighth baby born on Utopia Planetia Colony [1] and the 63rd person to hold both Earth and Martian citizenship [2]. De Jong-Beaumont currently works as Planetary Exogeologist for COSCORP.


Early Life and Career

Heiko de Jong-Beaumont was born Utopia Planetia Colony, Mars to Dutch astrophysicist Jeroen de Jong and French systems engineer Isabelle Beaumont, both now living on Mars. His parents were part of the first wave of the New Worlds colonists [3], an association created by the IAU and UNESCO. De Jong-Beaumont moved to Earth to attend the ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (MASci) and Berkley University (Ph.D., exogeology and geological engineering). Upon return to Mars, he distinguished himself as an expert in Mars’ metamorphic petrology [4] [5], working with ESA, UniChem, and the SETI Institute. In 2065 de Jong-Beaumont joined COSCORP as Planetary Exogeologist [6].

In 2069 De Jong-Beaumont was selected for the SETI Institute’s New Frontier Exploration Lab program [7], which is sending scientists and artists to well-studied exoplanets that exhibit possible signs of extraterrestrial life. He is currently on a mission to Rogue 45 in the Upper Scorpius region.


Krüger-Wilford Study

In early childhood, de Jong-Beaumont was part of the Krüger-Wilford study [8] that monitored human adaptation to the Martian environment and associated human evolution surges. The study demonstrated that children born on Mars presented with adaptations to the planet’s low-gravity environment such as elongated bone structure, lower muscle mass, photosensitivity, and reduced lung capacity. Since 2051 de Jong-Beaumont serves on the board of the non-profit organization Red Generation [9], which advocates for adapted designs to accommodate first-generation Martians in both Earth and Martian habitats and transport systems. 



De Jong-Beaumont has written over 40 peer-reviewed articles and conference proceeding papers. He co-authored the book Building Mars (2061) [10] with architect Ken Perez. De Jong-Beaumont co-hosted the podcast Red Planet Odyssey [11]  and contributed to the documentary Evolution Surges – the Next Humans by Ingrid Mørtensen (2065)[12].


External Links

  • COSCORP – Heiko de Jong-Beaumont profile
  • SETI Institute – Heiko de Jong-Beaumont profile
  • Red Generation, board
  • Krüger-Wilford: Growing Up Martian, NPR



1. Eighth Mars Baby – Born in March!, New York Times, 12 March 2032. Retrieved on 15 June 2069.

2. Mars Citizen Registry. Retrieved on 22 October 2070 from www.marscitizen.gov.

3. New Worlds Colony Group. Retrieved on 4 January 2068 from www.iau.net

4. De Jong-Beaumont, H. A. (2060). Procedural manual for clearing lava tubes for habitation on Mars. Transplanetary Journal for Geoengineering (2) 12, p56-89.

5. De Jong-Beaumont, H. A. (2062). Martian metamorphic petrology in the Mons Olympus region. Nature – Planetary Science, 5 (25), p271-289.

6. De Jong-Beaumont joins COSCORP, press release, retrieved on 15 June 2069.

7. New Frontier Exploration Lab announces crews. SETI Institute, 15 January 2069. Retrieved on 16 April 2070.

8. Krüger, M., Wilford, V., (2045). The First Generation: Human adaptation resulting from evolutionary pressures on Mars. Oxford University Press.

9. Red Generation, retrieved on 15 June 2069 from www.redgeneration.mrs

10. Perez, M., De Jong-Beaumont, H. A. (2066). Building Mars, Phaidon.

11. Red Planet Odyssey, retrieved on 25 November 2069 from www.planetstream.com/rpo

12. Evolution Surges – the Next Humans, IMDB.

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