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People will go to Mars in about 11 years. I plan to be one of them.

So, There’s a mission to Mars being made right now, and they plan to get there by 2025. I don’t know for you, but I’m SUPER Excited about that! I mean, a REAL mission to go colonize another PLANET! HOW COOL IS THAT!?! I’ve been super interested in space travel for about as long as I can remember, and despite the fact that my interest in space has decreased a bit through the years to make room for more reasonable dreams, like programming and such, I think this’s THE thing that’ll revive that dying flame inside of me that wants to go to space and explore it’s every nooks and crannies. It’s that sense of discovery and wonder that I haven’t felt in a big while, and I intend to make the most of it this time, despite having basically given up hope to go to space as I grew up.

I’ve started to read Chris Hadfield’s book, “An astronaut’s guide to living on earth” or something like that. I’ve been reading the documentation Mars One put up on their website, and what they plan to do is just amazing! I made plans to go work somewhere to be able to donate a bit of money to their IndieGogo campain and I even figured out what ammount I want to donate.

All that to say how much this impacts me. It’s the first time I want to do something that much in my entire life! And even though It’s a one way trip to go colonize Mars, I genuinelly think that once I’m there, I would be so happy. All the research we could do, all the tech we could create, and all the adventures we could live, that would be amazing! We could help so many people, since the technology we would develop on Mars would still go to Earth eventually and help the people there with recycling tech, efficiency methods and even philosophies on how to live happily through hard times.

Still, I have to get there first. And when I realized that, I told myself that I needed to step my game up. I needed to do things like an astronaut, like Chris said so well in his book. So, from now on, I will make efforts in everything I do, like homework, chores, and even taking care of friends. I’ll be the best person I can be to others and myself, so that one day this crazy dream can come to reality. I genuinelly hope that I will succeed, and I will do everything I can to achieve my goal.


P.S. Yes, that includes posting on this blog more often.

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