CHAPTER ONE - The advertisement
CHAPTER 2 - Choose me!
Maryland Primary School,
22nd March 2016
European Space Operation Centre
Germany Dear Major Peake,
I am writing to enter the competition: ‘Take me into space.’ With my skills I could be the best candidate for the job. In this letter I will explain the reasons why I would like to go up into outer space.
Firstly I want to go into space because I can’t miss the one time golden ticket of going into space. It would be an amazing experience to feel weightlessness for the first time! Secondly I would like to explore outer space and stare at the beautiful view up there. As well as that I’d also like to spot the ninth planet and even find more planets in the solar system! I could be the first child to prepare for a mission to Mars. This will be important in space because humans are thinking to move to Mars.
The reasons why I should be chosen are, I am interested in engineering so if anything messes up with the rocket I may be able to fix it. I am a good mathematician, and therefore I will be able to calculate coordinates and predict and conclude. In addition to that I am a good scientist. This will be important in space because I will have to be included with other scientists in scientific experiments in space. Just yesterday I set up a giant experiment for my whole school. We investigated thrust and built our own mini rockets with alka-seltzer. Some backfired, but we got a couple to go higher than 30 metres! My one got up to 50 meters high!
I know you might say that other children have made similar claims. But I do actually have advantages that other people may not have. First of all I am really fit and because of that I may be able to run a marathon or even cycle the Tour de France!(Although I know that girls make better astronauts). Being fit and healthy is so important in space because you have to keep fit and healthy although you are on a spaceship. Imagine, we are training for the first human to land on Mars, which means that we could actually find out if we could move to Mars!
These are the secrets of being an amazing astronaut. Please let me know if I get picked for the journey of a lifetime.
CHAPTER 3 - Launch day
As I gaze out the porthole on our planet, I’m struck by technology that delivered us to the space station, today when just 100 years ago the horse was still the common form of transport. Just 24 hours ago….I was in Kazakhstan in the headquarters getting ready for a launch of a lifetime, the first child in space, I am making history! I’ve been training for 2 years in order to go into space. The training I have done are things like:
-Isolation in caves for 20 days
-and even having the first tastes of 0 gravity underwater
I will treasure every moment because this is my one time golden ticket of going into space.
I have a job like no other; it’s time for the launch. My training has been very useful and will make it easier for me to live on board the ISS. I felt calm and cool as I stepped on the Russian rocket and as I stepped on board I saw Russian writing on the controls and remembered that I learnt Russian. I felt like I got shot by a gun as I sat on the seat that had my name on it. I got strapped in my seat extremely tightly. I thought on the last 10 seconds on Earth. What incase something bad happened? The counter started 10,..9,...8…,7…,6…,5…,4…,...,3…,2…,1…, BLAST OFF! The rocket boosters rumbles and shook then flew up. We were 48 miles high and the rocket boosters dropped. I looked through the porthole and could see blue and white. We were heading out of our atmosphere. I felt a punch through me as I jumped & entered 0 gravity, although I couldn’t quite figure out how I jumped out my seat.
It’s been six hours and we were just landing the rocket on to the the space station. I was unstrapping my self out of the seat to explore the space station. Zero Gravity! I couldn’t believe I was floating through the door! We docked out the spaceship to go into the space station.
I was the first one out and greeted everyone I saw (to show them I have manners). It was dinner time and we had flying vegetable soup! Having flying soup was pretty hard and annoying but it was still fun. Skyping home made me happy because I hadn’t seen them for hours.
My 24 hours was rough, but at least I mastered the summersault.. The taste of 0 gravity felt weird but at the same time was great!. I was fast asleep, after all I was watching the beautiful view of space as we were exploring from the space station.
Good night diary, I have to go to bed.