Wednesday 20th November 2019
Today, I was given the most AMAZING news EVER, that I could go to space! I have spent so many years training, that it feels like I am getting this reward in another lifetime! It has been my lifelong dream, and now it has finally come true.
It all started as what seemed like a normal day. As training began, my tutors in gravity control kept smiling at me. I thought it was because I was doing terribly, so I carried on; trying harder than before. I pushed harder and harder to make a successful training, and after my training sessions were finished, one of my tutors called me over. They told me the amazing news. I could not believe my ears! I actually asked them to repeat it!
Today has been amazing, and it is a honour to finally become an official astronaut.
Thursday 21st November 2019
Today, I was told that NASA were intending to send me to Mars one day. My exact words were, 'Is this a dream? If it is, don't pinch me as I don't want it to end!' I was jumping for joy the whole time. I still want to scream, even in my sleep!
I headed off to the Kennedy Space Center to see what they wanted to say to me. They previously hand sent me a letter regarding for me to come the next day, and I couldn't sleep. What if they were going to test me? What if I failed? What if they picked someone else for the job, instead of me? I was tossing and turning all night. I shouldn't have been.
When I arrived, I was greeted with a warm smile and firm handshake. I was told the manager would be back in a minute, he had been discussing something with the co-manager. I sat down and read the newspaper next to me. The headline read, 'Kennedy Space Center recruits new astronaut!' I put the paper down immediately, and then my curiosity switched on. Was that me? Or was it someone else? I picked the newspaper back up again, and flicked to the page the article was on. It read: ' Kennedy Space Center has recruited budding astronaut happy_politics. As I read the last word, my name, it was like a 10 kilo weight had just been lifted off my shoulders, that I had carried since yesterday.
I was called in to the manager's office, and buried the newspaper under the plant pot. They couldn't found out I knew! I hurried my way into his office, my mind swirling into a deep pit of happiness. As I sat down on the burgundy chair, my heart began to race. For a moment, the only noise that you could hear was the drum of the fan on his desk, until the manager cleared their throat and broke the silence.
"As you may or may not know, you have undergone tests to check you are worthy of being an astronaut. To both yours and my great pleasure, you have passed with flying colours." They stated proudly.
"YES!" I, quite loudly, shouted. "But, I didn't know I was being tested..."
"It was for your own good. I wanted to see how you performed normally, without knowing you were being tested and pressure being put on yourself to succeed." They replied. 'So, as it gives me great pleasure to announce, you are officially an astronaut!" They screamt.
"YAY! Oh my word I cannot thank you enough!" I shrieked.
Today has been a life-changing experience, and I am still hoping it isn't a dream.
Monday 15th June 2025
Sorry I haven't written in a while, I have been too busy and too tired to write anything. I am due to go to Mars soon, and cannot wait much longer! I will be one of four of the first astronauts EVER to set foot on Mars! Training has been really successful, so we might get to Mars sometime soon. The set date is November 2025, but I don't know that is true yet. I still have 5 years to train, so am in good skill level. Training has been extremely tough recently, I would imagine it is for my own good.
My training regime is always the same; Eat breakfast, train, eat lunch, train some more, eat dinner, sleep.
It hasn't affected me too much though. I still, on my non-training days (The weekend) visit my family and friends. On weekdays, I barely leave training at all. I now live in a small apartment in Florida, USA. I am yet to see the rocket I will fly in, as it is still incomplete.
I can't wait already!
Wednesday 16th November 2030
I can't believe it! I get to go to to space TODAY! The deadline was expanded a little due to problems with the rocket, but now we're all set. I have been tossing and turning in my bed with excitement.
I have been nonstop training for this, the big day! I still don't think this is real, but don't pinch me! I had a day without training yesterday, as I was extremely tired. I still need to eat, but with the excitement I just don't feel hungry!
I don't have long, I best get ready to go.
Saturday 19th November 2030
I am finally in space! I haven't written in a while as I have been so busy. I don't have long now either. We are nowhere near Mars yet, are still on the same side as the Moon!
We are still planning the exact route, and everyday we check the safety equipment. If anything goes wrong, we always have spare, but it's best to not have to install a new piece of safety stuff. Am in charge of the science experiment equipment, am multitasking as I write.
Have got to go with the other 3 astronauts on a quick route check.
Q: Will the expected date to go to Mars be delayed?
Source used for date: NASA.gov.
Thank you for reading!