We were ready for launch. I took a deep breath and my hands gripped on the wheel. I was the pilot for the first mission to go to Mars. It was going to be spectacular. I was actually nervous, I mean who wouldn't? We were going millions of miles away from home and going to another planet. We'll never see our families again except for video calls, which have a 20 minuted delay. I have to say, this is going to be interesting. We'll be occasionally recorded and the video will be sent to NASA to see how we are doing, but that would also be a 20 minute delay. Speaking of that, we are being recorded right now and the video will be sent to the public so they can see the launch. I take another breath and look at Pedro. We hear the countdown. "60...45...34...29...20...10...3..2..1, Blast off!" The speed surprises me as I bang my head on the chair. I cringe and close my eyes because the wind hurts them. everyone is strapped in and some look out the window waving goodbye at Earth which will be the last time they see it up close.
After 10 minutes, we slowed down like when an airplane after takeoff. I leave Pedro and float into the air. It was really weird with no gravity around and everyone else doing the sam (except for Pedro). We all smiled with amazement. The launch went great. We all bumped into each other and laughed. I went back to my job and Pedro feel the zero gravity atmosphere. I felt so much adrenaline and excitement. Who wouldn't feel this way?! We are going to Mars! Another 10 minutes passed by and I was already hungry. I said to Jordan, "Can you give me a granola bar?" He looked around and said, "I don't even know where they are. Sorry" I frowned and turned to pedro. "Do you know where any snacks are? I'm starving like crazy!" he looked at me and shrugged. Someone else spoke up and said, "They are in the cabinet next to you." I got the bar and ate it up and then focused on my job.
It was already night time which was probably the worst experience in my whole life! I had to sleep on the ceiling in a strap-in sleeping bag which wasn't comfy. I barely had any sleep the first 2 days and was getting very tired from my job so i left it to Pedro and I decided to finally get sleep. I didn't get much, but it would do. I had a video chat with my family which I was happy to see because I was going to miss them. I continued my job on the 3rd day but I had to investigate when something was acting up. I looked to see a screw loosened which was easy to fix. This was a minor problem which got fixed quickly.
The 4th day, I had gotten a little sick from the zero gravity and I wasn't loving the exercise either. Even though Jordan said it was so we weren't weak when we got to Mars, I didn't like it or want to do it but I knew what would happen, so I listened. I had to drink lots of milk so I could have calcium for my bones. My job got very stressful because if you press one button that wasn't supposed to be the button you were going to press, you could kill these people on the ship and this whole trip would be over and millions of dollars that were spent by NASA was just wasted. I got over this, when I saw my family on the video chat. It made me happy and everyone else too to the point where people would be talking t their families 24/7.
The 5th day of the spaceship trip, I had gotten bored. All I had was a computer which I got kinda bored of after I played games 5 hours straight when I should have been sleeping. I had some fidgets like a fidget spinner but you could sometimes get bored of that after an hour or so. I was completely bored, same with everyone else. I looked around sometimes and found Connor, Jack, Cole and some others looking out the window because they were bored too. I had gotten back to deep sleeps like when I was on Earth because I had gotten used to the sleep I guess. the 6th day went the same but I had a dentist appointment, and had no cavitives. Some people had gotten sick from the zero gravity too, like me when I had to go to the doctor on my 4th day.
The 7th day of my adventure in space wasn't very interesting. I did my job and had to fix a minor repair with Pedro but other than that, everything was normal. I had gotten to the part of the trip where I got used to everything like sleeping and my job, and same with the 20 minute delay for the video chats which was surprising. The food did get annoying though, and sometimes I wasn't in the mood and exercising got fun for me, which i never would predict would happen...
I am most excited to talk to my PenPals about our interests and see things we have in common that are our interests. Mine are sports and I love hockey and also love baseball and play and practice them a lot. In my spare time, I play some PS4 with my friends and then I do my homework. I like to play outside and play Capture the flag and play with my brothers. I don't travel often but I am going on vacation for the second time in my life. We might go to Florida! I would also like to hear what my PenPals think and what they like to talk about. I want to compare our interests so we can get to know each other better. I would also like to talk about sports because I like to talk about them and do fantasy drafts. I would like to hear about my PenPal's favorite sports and what they do on a daily basis like me which is play outside, play sports and also play some video games sometimes which I like. -Daniel S
What is your favorite interests? I like sports and outdoor games and play on Playstation and play NHL 17 a lot and also other games as well. I would like to hear about you guys because this is really fun and enjoyable. -Daniel S
In the video and in the text I saw that Pakistan has food stands on the street and in america that isn't very common. In fact, I've never seen one except some hotdog stands. Another thing is the schools. Schools in America don't usually have one gender in them like an all boy schools or all girl schools. Another thing that is different in the schools is that in Pakistan, the classrooms have chalk boards instead of white boards and also I saw in the video that there wasn't lots of carpet or sources of technology in the classroom. In America, we always use technology in the class so much we use it at least half of the day. We also have the same amount of recess which is 30 minutes and play a similar sport to Cricket which is Baseball.
Johnathan, How many fast food restaurants do you have? In America, We have SO MANY! Daniel S
A lot I live in America too. Jonathan
There are some common foods in Lahore, Pakistan like Dairy considering they are the 3rd largest dairy producing country in the world! They often sell their food on the streets which isn't common here in America but there are some street peddlers. There are spicy in foods in Pakistan and also we have spicy foods here and I love them. In Pakistan, there are chicken in restaurants and that's the same where I live. There is something called Roti in Lahore which I've never heard of. It looks like a tortilla and looks good. In Lahore, Pakistan they also have soups and I haven't seen any fast foods in the video which probably isn't very common in Pakistan then but in America it is very popular like McDonalds and also Wendys. Daniel S
They eat soup and meat with rice and potatoes and fast food is becoming popular in Lahore like KFC McDonald's and pizza hut. Jonathan
Designs in the buildings are a part of architecture of Lahore, Pakistan. There are poles and designs on the tiles and the ceiling. This was inspired by the armies and british empire. Daniel S
It is big and a lot of people go to that place to play and there is a lot of designs in their buildings andnstuff
It affects because there is a lot of art in Pakistan like everywhere we go in Pakistan on the field trip to Pakistan there is always art and the buildings are like all shaped the same way like they all have that pointy stuff on top of The buildings there and the buildings are big and have a lot of art in them and outside of them. Jonathan
The art in Pakistan includes the Wazir Khan Mosque, and Badshahi Mosque explains the past and present presidents of Lahore, Pakistan. They both look alike and look really cool. There is also music in Pakistan which makes celebrities' lives different because they are now famous. They also use modeling clay 9it looks like) to make stuff out of it and that could also do the same thing with music instruments. Daniel S
In Lahore, People have their way of fashion with traditional colors on their clothes. People in Pakistan like to play Soccer and also Cricket. Kids play these sports at a very young age. Music in Pakistan is different because there is hardly any concerts which is different compared to America. People use motorcycles for transportation. There was an estimate of 45% of people using motorcycle in Pakistan which is a lot. In Pakistan, Cricket has a huge impact because there is many teams playing and everyone likes it. There are famous players like Saeed Anwar, Saeed Ajmal, and Shahid Afridi, who are considered amazing and popular in the sport of Cricket. Daniel S
There are a lot of people that travel in motorcycles and slot of people have started playing soccer and their music is changed like it sounds like something that would be at a party and I also learned that sometimes they wake up go to the park and play and come back like at the end of the day and the most popular thing they like to travel on motorcycles and there is this guy named Atif Aslam and he became really famous and started touring around the world and he event went on stage with pit bull and Evanscene and Gotye
What do I already know about Mars?
I was surprised because of the stats because in the beginning, there was barely any people and as the time went by, the population grew and how people spoke lots of languages. I wish that everyone had running water and no one had to suffer and not starve. This upset me because it was not like on person that suffered, but almost half of the population. I think I could donate the things I don't need and try to help with education because people had child laborers and they need education, not a job.
Summary: The page of this book is about population on earth and how it's getting very crowded. They also said that some Continents have bigger population numbers than others.