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Lake Ecosystem INTERACTIONS
We took of into space about a week ago. Take off was awesome, but it was pretty scary at the same time. The ship started shaking like crazy, and we all started shaking too. Everyone was scared, and was hoping that nothing will go wrong. Some people were crying, and some were celebrating. Living in space is really cool, but it's pretty hard. There is no gravity so we float around everywhere. Brushing our teeth is an example of one of the challenges because the toothpaste sometimes floats off of the toothbrush. We have to do things quickly so everything doesn't float away when we are trying to do something. It is really fun to be floating around on a spaceship all day! The food is pretty gross on the spaceship. We have to eat freeze-dried food that doesn't taste as good as the normal stuff. Some of the stuff tastes pretty good, but then some are pretty gross. A few people brought regular food which tastes really good when we eat it. Sleeping is also a cool but weird aspect of living on the ship. We are kind of half standing half siting in the beds that we have. At least the beds are Velcroed to the walls so we don't go floating around in the ship! It's like we are standing in a sleeping bag, but sleeping at the exact same time. We do get plenty of rest even though we are floating in space. Exercising on the ship is also really cool. Our fitness trainer brought a lot of stuff for us to exercise with. He brought a vacuum treadmill, weights, and lots of other things. In my freetime on the ship I play on my phone, watch videos, play games, talk with my friends that are on the ship. I also really enjoy looking out into space down at Earth, and at the other planets. We also have a lot of work to do. For my job I am constantly sewing clothes, and designing clothes for people, and building spacesuits. I also have to help Sophia Smith cook some food for meals. I like cooking so I really enjoy helping her. I really miss my family and friends back in Berlin, Germany. I do get to facetime them and call and text them, but it isn't the same. Looking down at Earth makes me sad to see what I have left behind, and then I look at Mars and become excited to see what is ahead at Mars. I can't wait for the next 21 weeks before we land on Mars!
What do I already know about Mars?
My teacher, Mr. Solarz, was fortunate enough to travel to Dubai last week for an education conference and to meet former Top 50 Global Teacher Prize candidates for the Varkey GEMS Global Teacher Prize. He shared his unbelievable experience with us, and here are some things that I learned from our discussion:
How can I make a flashlight be the brightest it can be?
What makes a star be as bright as it can be?
I am Mia Schneider, a tailor from Berlin, Germany. It would be very important to have a tailor on the first manned mission to Mars because people need clothes as they grow, and as the clothes get worn out! The astronauts will also need new spacesuits, and I can do that too! I am excited to go on this adventure because we are setting up a new place for people to live, and it will be a once in a lifetime experience!