The Vesta Colony was Earth's first attempt to colonize a planet.
The Vesta Mission was to colonize Vesta, a planet in the Epsilon Eridani system. Funded by AeroTech Industries, the mission launched from the Frances R. Scobee Colonial Launch Center, Corpus Christi, Texas in 2063.
250 humans from Earth established a settlement located in a clearing of a lush tropical rain forest. The colony ship was converted into a storage warehouse and a group of pre-fab Quonset huts were arrayed around it, partially buried to provide stability and protection. The colony has sixteen rovers, one of which was non-functional and used for parts.