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Out of the Half-Light

Ryan made the final step into the soft soil, and in that moment he experienced something he would never be able to explain; it wasn’t a memory, he didn’t sense it in the form of a “past life experience”, but more as an experience he shared with hundreds of other people, across the millennia. In that instant, the physical sensation of his foot touching ground, and the gravity of his being the first human footprint to land there, connected him to centuries of explorers, from Apollo 11 to the tribes crossing the Bering Strait; when he touched-down on K62f – nicknamed ‘Kipper’ – he knew he was the first and hoped he would not be the last.

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