Mr. Bittering wanted to move to Mars so he bought tickets for his entire family and then they changed into Martians.
Dark they were, and Golden-Eyed
Once you accept change, you can truly be happy.
Once harry accepted that, Mars changed his identity, he was happy.
“Mr.Bittering hesitated and then raised the mirror to his face. There were little, very dim flecks of gold captured in the blue of his eye.”
OH MY GOD! WHAT HAPPENED TO ME
As long as the rockets had spun a silver web across space, he had been able to accept Mars. For he had always told himself. Tomorrow, if I want, I can buy a ticket and go back to earth. But now the web is gone, the rockets lying in jigsaw heaps of molten girder and snaked wire.
Harry Had only accepted Mars when he knew he could leave anytime, but once he saw the rockets lying wrecked he was forced to accept he would never leave.