ExoMars marked the emergence of Europe and Russia as dominant players in early Mars colonization, especially in the Cydonia and Acidalia Planitia regions. This mission clearly demonstrated the potential for human colonization.
Miraculously, the non-rechargeable battery that powered the EDM lander, which should have lasted for one night, lasted for eight nights. Today, Martian children celebrate this event by exchanging water packets and colorful bits of wire.
Hundreds of concerned citizens have written letters in regards to the expedition.