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I stepped out onto the surface today.

I recall waiting in the airlock, taking some final atmospheric
readings before I dared go out. But the little gauge imbedded
into the wall indicated everything was fine. With a hiss of
stale air and the creak of machines that hadn't moved in 
centuries, the door opened. 

There were two things that hit me: the air and the light.

The air is dry. Moisture was pumped into the gas as the moon
vented it, but it is not noticable in the local atmosphere.
That, I suppose, diminishes its sense of freshness. But, 
nonetheless, I reflected that I was taking the first breaths
of this world.  

Light spilled through that opening. It took about an hour of
cautiously exposing eyes that had grown sensitive to lab-
lighting to the harshness of natural rays. Back and forth, 
in and out of that little room, like a child dipping their
toes into pool water they know to be cold. A few minutes at
a time, as much as my eyes could take. 
 
When I thought I was ready, for it seemed the relative intensity
of the light was diminishing, I stepped into the new land 
beyond my lab.  

Dusk was falling on my little moon. My first sight of this home
was our host star beginning to dip down towards the desolate
soil, turning the barren land red.

The first terraforming of this moon is complete. Now that we have
atmosphere and basic habitability, its time to prepare the land
for life. There is much to be done. 
 
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