CHAPTER 1 - The Advertisement
CHAPTER 2 - Choose me!
Maryland Primary School
13th March 2016
European space operations,
Dear Major Peake,
I am writing to you to enter the competition”Take me into space.”I am sure that at the end of this letter you will see and understand what a good astronaut I would make.
I so want to go to space to experience gravity also because not many people get to go to the universe so that would be a once in a lifetime chance for me. I would also want to see Earth from space because recently the ISS have sent pictures of space and described it as a golden opportunity to be there.Lastly I'm up for a risk! I'm ready for anything that comes my way.
I’m very suitable for this job because I’m very thoughtful,for example I look after the chickens and I think carefully before I do anything or touch anything. I’m very sporty and I take part in lots of different activities which makes me fit and healthy so it is sure that I would be on the treadmill every day. Not only am I sporty, I am a fast learner so I could learn the controls really quickly without messing up or forgetting which sometimes takes me time.
I know you might say that I'm one of the thousands of children that want to go or this letter does not show my real skills,but I'm an honest person and a good astronaut doesn't lie,for example I own up when I do something wrong because I know that's the right thing.
Please see how my skills will help and think how you will be able to help a girl like me to complete her dream,which is one step closer to become true, as I said before I know you will be proud if I get picked.
CHAPTER 3 - Launch day
As I gazed out of the porthole of our planet I’m struck by the technology that delivered us to the space station, today when just 100 years ago the horse was still the common way of transport. Just 24 hours ago I was in the crew quarters at our landing base in Kazakhstan getting ready for the journey of a lifetime.
Preparing for my rocket launch was tough, two years was spent on training for health and fitness. We did underwater training which helped experience zero gravity, I also learned how to use the controls, it was even harder since the training station was between Houston and Moscow I had to learn Russian, which was tricky. The training felt extraordinary every moment was treasure.
Finally the time had come as I was getting strapped in the rocket I was thinking about being the first child in space, I could tell I was . I could tell I was making history and of course what one person said ´´one small step for man one giant leap for mankind´´.The quote reminds me of Neil Armstrong's first step on to the moon It was an emotional moment as I was getting lifted. I felt like this was a job like no other, all that training had taken me to this moment…
10..9..8..7..6..5..4..3..2..1..BLAST OFF! The voices in my ear from mission control whispered those magical words. The rocket was in full velocity, my heart was racing... my other crew mates were busy with the controls checking everything was ok. My heart and feelings were with Earth, suddenly as I looked out of the window the boosters fell off . My stomach jumped!I felt absolutely terrified.The portal next to me made me feel much better: the sweet light blue and white was beautiful but it got darker and darker and I knew what that meant: : we were about to enter space. . I felt the violent punch of zero gravity which doesn´t feel very nice. We saw the pointer jerk, then start floating. We saw the pointer jerk , then start floating. It was pretty uncomfortable sitting in a seat strapped in a space suit for six hours! But we made it to the ISS. What a relief!
At first there was a technical problem when we were docking but we solved it. We had to turn off the autopilot and take over the manual controls. when we floated out of the spaceship, everyone greeted us nicely. The crew were taking photos of us. We skyped home, I felt super proud, especially as I was probably the first child in space
Life on the ISS has been great I’m still getting used to the zero gravity it makes me dizzy and disoriented and makes my belly wriggle!The thing that makes me most worried is that I’m I’m going to run the London Marathon In space!so I’m I’m still training in the treadmill and mastering the perfect somersault. The evening meal was fun because It was my first one in zero gravity and also it was so fun when we had to catch our food when it was floating!
Wish me luck Diary!