Blowing the Dust off Mars

Published by Nicholas Sheffield at Smashwords

Copyright 2011 Nicholas Sheffield

Cover photo NASA

When my name was etched in the annals of history after all, I turned to mock the nay-sayers. But for the life of me I couldn’t remember who they were.

- Professor Paderewski at a Science Convention

Beth looked out through the cockpit window again. This time her vigilance was rewarded. A green-suited figure was walking towards the spacecraft across Mars’ parched and rocky landscape, kicking up the red-tinged dust with a pair of hefty moon boots. It was a welcome sight. That astronaut had been out of radio contact due to atmospheric interference for the last hour. It was Teresa, her co-pilot.

Beth immediately reported the sighting.

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