As you might of guessed at points we were all as bored as can be but we found things to do. There is twenty four of us so we found at tons of things to do! We all brought a few things that kept us occupied and that is one thing we did. Like we had music that someone brought that we danced to. Some things were more fun than others. Some of these helped us make sure things we would do better on Mars. One thing we did was workout! We had cool machines that helped us so then on space it is more different when we walk and do other things in space. I assumed it wouldn't be fun but it was because it wasn't like any other normal workout. We also tested different food that are freeze dried! Some people didn't want to do it because it was “too gross”. I decided to try it even though it didn’t look so good. It tasted pretty close to normal food but me as the chef I must say I would way rather eat normal food. One of the things the most people liked was to float around and do different moves like do flips. It was so much fun we would play music but then sometimes I start to get a little bit dizzy. Sometimes we would have compositions which were fun to do and watch. It was lots of fun but honestly it was fun how often we just sat down and shared stories about ourselves. I learned so much about everyone else! But then we all got tired and would go to sleep.
Have you ever not been able to sleep or you just keep waking up? Well that is what happens a lot almost every night. Because well, where we sleep it isn’t in a soft comfy bed. You are in a sleeping bag that is velcroed to the wall. I don't think that it is that bad since you have this little hut that is over you that you can change the temperature. I slept pretty well but some nights I couldn't sleep at all because it was loud or someone was talking or staying up late. The whole time in space there is no up,down,left or right so it didn't really matter where you slept.
Sometimes when I am looking out the windows I am amazed because of the view! It is always so pretty like a beautiful sunset or a rainbow. There is a different view almost every day since we are only in the spaceship for about sixth months. One of my favorites was seeing Earth. Because I have never seen the whole earth unless it was a picture. It was so cool I could see about half and it was beautiful. You know when you look up at the sky at night and see the stars and how they are pretty bright well I saw them and since I was pretty close they were super bright. It was super cool because once I looked harder a saw come constellations. I didn't get to see a lot since we were only there for sixth months. I mean that is a long time but in that time you can't see that many constellations. But trust me sixth months on a spaceship feels like a long time. You are with the same people for sixth months. That can get stressful! The sun looked so cool since I got to see it. It is so bright and big like a big star. I loved it, it was so cool. I saw a few other planets but they weren't as easy to see. All of them were so cool and looked way different then in pictures. We got to see a few space stations along the way. We would all look through telescopes to see earth and a few other things that we were curious about. Oh yeah we also saw parts of the rocket falling off. It was weird to see it just fall off,but it was cool.
On the trip there we all had tons of emotions. Some of us felt homesick because it was weird being that far away from family. I have to admit that was me. I would be away from my friends and family back in Australia. Some of us were really excited because well we were going to Mars and we were going to get to see and do crazy things we have never done on earth before. That was me. Some of us were also a little bit scared because of all the bad,terrible things that could happen to us. That was me just a little bit. It would be a very fun and adventurous ride. Good thing we have Robert Gagne too help us with our emotions. There is going to be twenty four of us all together for a long time that can get stressful and people can get really mad at each other and that is the least thing we want to happen right now. Our mission is huge and everything must go right. I can't wait til we land on Mars.
I know if we make a mistake we could die but I think we will do great and have tons of fun. It will be like a roller coaster with fun but serious and scary moments. I can't wait we will have so much fun. It will be so much fun to learn new things that we would have never learned on earth. Since Earth is way different than Mars. I Sophia Smith think that me and my greatest friends will have a great time. If I didn't go on this adventure I wouldn't have made such great friends. Like Mia, she got us crayons and markers that are neon. Hailie brought paper. We all had tons of fun and had tons of adventures. I had a great time so far and can't wait to get to Mars but there is still a lot of time to go.