Death in Space

Essay by verunJunior High, 8th grade July 2004

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The rocket was getting fuel. As we put on our space outfits I wondered would this new space shuttle work. Would it reach the planet Mars. But then I thought of all the fame I would get if the shuttle did reach Mars and we came back safely. I will be appearing in the books, T.V front page of the newspaper and I knew I was ready to take the risk. As the my partners told me that the space shuttle was ready to go. I leaped in excitement. I climbed into the space shuttle. Took the driving seat and strapped on my seat belt. As my the countdown went I felt the heat below me as the engine roared to life and as the flames came out of the exhaust. The count down started as each number was said the adrenaline over took me. As the word blast off came to my ears.

The rocket fired up into the air I saw myself following the same footsteps as Neil Armstrong. After 20 minutes which seemed like 2 hours we were out of the earth atmosphere and into Space. I saw the earth and wondered would I ever be able to get back there.

As we now made our self towards Mars. As the crew and I started singing enjoying our self knowing that we would make it. Then there was something which shook me a meteor was traveling in the direction we were going in. I pushed myself up and then heard the space control telling us that move there is a meteor coming I took the steering wheel and started turning it to the left. It was stuck. I then forgot about the lock which I put on so that the steering wheel wont moved. I...