“Welcome to Cape Nerdaveral, Marsonauts!”
   — Al Raup

Al Raup is one of the "space enthusiasts" who rushed to the Gap after its discovery, funded the GapSpace facility and built the Brick Moon.


Bald and with a thick black beard, he is described as overweight and looking like being between thirty and fifty [1].

The Long Mars

In 2045, he was still at the GapSpace facility and showed Sally Linsay around before she embarked for Mars with her father and Frank Wood. He also piloted the stepper shuttle that brought them to the Brick Moon [1][2].


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Long Mars - Chapter 2
  2. The Long Mars - Chapter 10

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