I don't know how long i have been soaring through space, i lost track of time on my watch.
There is nothing around me, only darkness.
My hope is dwindling, and i start wishing i was home, in my comfy bed.
Feeling too scared to fall asleep, i just stare out the window, as there is nothing else to do but stare and hope for something to happen.
Hearing my stomach growl, i rummage through my box and find a bag of dried fruit to eat. I cautiously shovel what looks like dried bananas into my mouth, while staring out into the void.
Nearing the end of my bag i dump the rest of the crumbs inside my mouth. As i remove the bag from blocking my vision i am startled when i see something in the distance.
A planet that i cannot remember learning about, was just ahead of my pod. It was just a speck in the distance, and yet it held the greatest possibilities.
The only thing i could do was watch the planet come gradually closer to my pod everyday. I could only stare in wonder as curiosity clouded my thoughts.
Would there be any life forms that are from that planet?
Would i be able to breath on that planet?
Would there be food?
Feeling anxious, i grab the picture of my family and hold it to my chest, for the tiniest bit of comfort.
As i keep staring at the planet i notice that i am headed toward its magnetic field, and brace myself for what was about to happen.
The pod starts to shake rapidly with the temperature is rising around me. I hold on the walls around me, so i don't fly all over the pod, and see the unfamiliar ground nearing close.
I close my eyes waiting for impact. Then, everything goes black.
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Astronaut Ella Stark is one of the youngest astronauts to go to Mars, only at age 20 has been the top of her class and the most knowledgeable with her engineering. Ella is given a mission to go to mars and collect information and data from it and re...