The Bittering family landed on mars because they wanted to be safe from the war on earth. However right away Harry the father but his wife was to trying to convince him to not leave right away. He was very worried about being there because he said they were earth people and they did not belong there.
The people on mars became standed this was because the war on earth caused someone to drop a bomb on New York and it takes 5 years to build rockets so they would have to wait to be rescued. Then Harry tried to convice people to build a rocket but no one agreed with him and made fun of for the idea
They realised changes in their crops and their cow also grow the third horn and Harry decided not to eat food and tried to only eat out of their deep freeze.
started to see changes like their eyes were turning yellow. Also, they were also changing their names
moved away to the hills and never decided to go back. to try to get their stuff.
5 years later a rocket came to rescue the people but all the humans were gone but there were about 800 native Martians and the captine was thinking he would rename all the land implying what happend to the people on the first rocket will happen to many other people.