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A Distant Society — Part 3

Mars doesn’t care

Burns Cliff on Mars, NASA/JPL/Cornell

Tamara, Ian and three other engineers partied in one of the habitats of Clover Meadow. EVA suit helmets and gloves piled in a corner, they passed around a bottle of vodka while sitting on the floor. The spirit was made from Mars-grown potatoes and produced by the camp’s distillery, the colony’s best kept secret that everyone (except NASA) knew about.

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