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Return to Outpost By Elizabeth Braun
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Jack sat on his deck watching the launch preparations for the next mission to Mars. He was envious of the astronauts traveling to what he considered his Outpost. He had been a part of the first... More > “one-way” mission to Mars and had lived on Mars for over 20 years. Eventually, technology caught up with him and he returned to Earth with the first “round-trip” crew. Now, after a few years of retirement on Earth, he was ready to return home, to Mars. When fate intervened in his favor, Jack manages to stowaway on the spaceship and began his second adventure of a lifetime. Elizabeth began writing the novel, Jack’s Outpost, when she received a copy of a Houston Chronicle article entitled “Travel to Mars – on a one-way ticket?” from her Uncle Jack. Jack was 90 years old at the time and a retired employee at NASA. After completing Jack’s Outpost, the two continued their snail mail correspondence and wrote the sequel, Return to Outpost.< Less
Jack's Outpost By Elizabeth Braun
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Travel to Mars – on a one-way ticket? “I would go, but where would I find tonic water on Mars?” was Jack’s initial response. Logistics resolved, his life in the Outpost on... More > Mars centers around tending his vegetable garden and playing simulated golf on the state of the art entertainment system. This tranquil scientific assignment changes when budget cuts create new alliances and foreign space agencies start sending their own Martian explorers. The author began writing Jack’s Outpost, when she received a newspaper article from the Houston Chronicle on one-way missions to Mars from her Uncle Jack Morledge. Who in real life is a 90-year-old retired NASA employee. She sent him the first chapter and Jack responded with storyline and technical suggestions. Over a period of two years, this book was created in this way.< Less

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