Astronaut’s diary

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Wednesday 20th November 2019

Dear diary,

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.

From,

happy_politics

Thursday 21st November 2019

Dear diary,

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.

From,

happy_politics

Monday 15th June 2025

Dear diary,

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!

From,

happy_politics

Wednesday 16th November 2030

Dear diary,

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.

From,

happy_politics

Saturday 19th November 2030

Dear diary,

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.

From,

happy_politics

Q: Will the expected date to go to Mars be delayed?

Source used for date: NASA.gov.

Thank you for reading!

Comments (17)

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    21 Nov 2019

    I really enjoyed reading this and can see that lots of thoughtful creativity has gone into it. Well done! I have given you a star for being open-minded and thinking from a different perspective. Do you think that all of the experiences would have been positive? What would some of the challenges be? What fears might an astronaut have?

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    1. Hammond School logo happy_politics | Hammond Junior School A
      Olivia @ the BNC's comment 21 Nov 2019

      Not all of the experiences would have been positive. The continuous training could have made the astronaut ill; or they could have injured themselves. They may fear that the rocket could break, or the O2 could run low or malfunction.

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  • Hammond School logo plucky_oboe | Hammond Junior School D
    21 Nov 2019

    Amazing, it felt like a real astronaut was reading me its diary.

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  • Hammond School logo charming_studio | Hammond Junior School B
    21 Nov 2019

    I absolutely loved reading your post looks absolutely amazing but I feel I did a little bit more information but overall I think it was one of the best post I've seen so far I feel as if everybody go to post like you everybody would get stars every day

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  • Hammond School logo kind_seagull | Hammond Junior School C
    21 Nov 2019

    Great it was amazing awesome

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  • Hillyfield School logo triumphant_performance | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    21 Nov 2019

    I have enjoyed reading this and a diary in a astrounouts perspective is a really good idea

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  • Hillyfield School logo genuine_engineer | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    21 Nov 2019

    That diary entry was so cool! It really felt like I was in space.

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  • White Hall Academy emotional_bassoon | White Hall Academy E
    21 Nov 2019

    These diary's are amazing well done

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  • Hammond School logo genuine_recipe | Hammond Junior School A
    21 Nov 2019

    THAT WAS AMAZING it felt as if i was in space for real wow

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  • Hammond School logo outstanding_turkey | Hammond Junior School E
    21 Nov 2019

    You've been really creative by this idea and imagined what it might of been in space.

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  • Hammond School logo brilliant_ibex | Hammond Junior School D
    21 Nov 2019

    It was excellent! It was the best astronaut diary I have ever read! It was also really interesting!

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  • Hammond School logo buzzing_singer | Hammond Junior School C
    22 Nov 2019

    Best dairy read SOO far and realy interesting
    😀

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  • Portobello-logo-250x250.jpg talented_clementine | Portobello High School
    22 Nov 2019

    That was a really interesting diary with good information

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  • Braiswick Primary School succinct_leaves | Braiswick Primary School
    23 Nov 2019

    This is a really creative piece of writing and very unique. I like how you predicted that the launch to Mars will be delayed because of problems with the rocket. I definitely agree with you that it will be delayed since lots of rockets in the past have been delayed for similar reasons. I also really liked that it sounded exactly like it was from a real astronaut as you included being incredibly excited for this whereas in a normal post it is just information. I'm not saying that is necessarily bad, just that they are all the same.

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  • Hammond School logo genuine_cat | Hammond Junior School A
    25 Nov 2019

    Well done Happy_Politics! I wanted to share my take on a diary entry too...



    August 25th 3054 morning

    I was standing in a crowd of supporters, they were cheering me on as I hopped my way to the rocket, with my heavy clunky astronaut suit on… and…

    'Tick, tick' my alarm clock was ringing, feeding consciousness into my sleeping brain and forcing me to get up with a start. I began to get dressed into my trousers and slumped myself on the sofa. Slowly stirring my tea to get the heat out of it, I suddenly remembered today was the day, the last mental training session for my mission to Pluto in days.

    Panting for breath, I raced up to my bedroom and put on my tight M&3 t-shirt before brushing my teeth and going to the loo.

    It was only 4 minutes till my work, and it was only 1am in the morning!

    Gobbling down a plateful of caviar and chips, I raced to my shoe cabinet and pulled out my new Nixon Aire shoes before remembering my wallet and bag. Finally, with all the stuff I needed, I raced downstairs and unlocked my door, before slamming it behind me.

    August 26th 3045 afternoon

    A day had past, and now I was in the all4yoo pub ordering green tea, some venison and thin bacon. Yesterday there had been an accident where Bob henequin [my former assistant] had a road accident and as I was getting ready for mental training, his son called me to share the bad news. That meant I missed training and the briefing for the mission, going to visit him in hospital.

    August 29th 3045 morning

    Today was the big day! I THREW myself of my bed and raced to the bathroom, then the bedroom, to put my clothes on before combing my piercing, blue hair and doing anything else I needed to do. I then rammed myself out of the house and ran to waterloo station and plopped my bottom on the seat of the nearest train to Gradient Dojocho centre of space exploration, then I got comfy in my seat for it was a long 2-day journey to Dojocho.

    August 29th 3045 afternoon

    Me and my team raced towards the rocket, the atmosphere was tense, but I was chuffed to be commander of the first mission to Pluto. As we passed through security, I was pulled out of the line by surprise to find out because I had missed the last training mission I was rejected from this mission. I tried to protest, I really did but it was no use. I was doomed...

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    I hope this recount captures what a challenge it is to be a successful astronaut although not everyone will miss their training!

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