Right now, the biggest goal of space exploration is getting a manned mission to Mars. In Per Aspera, it seems this still hasn’t happened, but the aim has moved far beyond just landing humans on the planet. Instead of a manned mission, humanity has gone so far as to create AI and technology capable of terraforming the planet. Per Aspera puts players in the role of an AI orbiting mars and charges them with the task of making Mars habitable for humanity.
See the basics of the Per Aspera below and look for it on Steam sometime in 2020.