Planet Pioneers

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
the first short story in the Planet Pioneers series.

When planet Mars's first human pioneers attempt to bring rain to the dusty red planet, hopes are nearly lost.

Submitted: January 05, 2012

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 Planet Pioneers

  My Grandmother had been the first born Martion. She wasnt green or anything, quite human in fact, she had been the first living being to be born on the planet Mars. For the past 65 years  my family and hundreds of scientists have been working on ways to make Mars inhabitable to living things. We built Biospheres in order to grow plants to try and raise the  Oxygon level from the original 0.2 percent. My team of researchers and I had been working on a way to bring liquid water to the planet and create small lakes.  We had been able to send fusion packs into the atmospheres to affect weather patterns and create more ozone in the atmosphere to help protect against the harmful UV-B rays of sun. Bringing up the  Oxygon level took some time but 10 percent is what we're at now.  The largest problem was getting unfrozen water to stay on the surface, my Biosphere community research team was going to attempt to send a fusion pack into the sky to bring the largest weather attempt yet- Rain, real, cool, wet, rain. We had the area of 15 kilometers around us completely cleared incase the attempt didnt work and we woudn't have time to evacuate the area. The pilot went high up with the pack and we waited to see clouds form but nothing happened. we waited and waited for  3 days and on the 4th day, as hope escaped our minds, I went out in my space suit to give the siren for all clear. I was walking to the control tower when I saw a small gray cloud floating about 12 kilometers above the uneven ground. My mind gave a flutter of excitment, and then I was hit with the most beautiful thing in the world: a single raindrop slid down my fce shield and a tear followed down my cheek. The first time the light rain would be acid, clearing the air for, but we had put enough chemicals into the fusion pack to send a second, stronger rain after this one. One step closer to another Earth of blue and green. One step closer to another chance.


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