I forgot how old I was but I know I was in high school when I first heard that it’s possible for us Humans to live in Mars because they said they found oxygen in there. After hearning that news, I’ve been thinking about Earth and worrying so much that time. I had this thoughts (or heard it from the news or somewhere) of Earth being so crowded and polluted and that we have to abandon it and move to planet Mars. I was thinking to myself, all poor people like us will be left alone in Earth and rich people will be saved. I know it’s too much watching of movies but hey who knows?
So today I saw this post from my co-blogger and friend Ruby in facebook, I intruigely clicked the link and saw this boarding pass to MARS! I was like “Whoa! Is it happening now?” Did some readings first before I submit my family’s name to NASA. I made sure we are not signing up my entire family for “One way Ticket to Mars“.
So I learned about the ORION’s initial test flight (read more about ORION below) on December 4th, a 4.5-hour mission in orbit around Earth and eventually – to MARS. We might not be able to travel to Mars but our names will in the future!
And here is our BOARDING PASS….
This is just for fun and a good engagement to NASA’s missions. My kids will surely enjoy this while we track our name’s milage. If you want to be part of this, go to their website NASA’s JOURNEY TO MARS and submit some information until October 31st.
NASA’s Orion spacecraft is built to take humans farther than they’ve ever gone before. Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during the space travel, and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. Orion’s first flight test, designated Exploration Flight Test-1, will launch December 4 on a two-orbit, four-hour flight that will test many of the systems most critical to safety. Orion will launch atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37. This test will evaluate launch and high speed re-entry systems such as avionics, attitude control, parachutes and the heat shield. In the future, Orion will launch on NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System. More powerful than any rocket ever built, SLS will be capable of sending humans to deep space destinations such as an asteroid and eventually Mars. Exploration Mission-1 will be the first mission to integrate Orion and the Space Launch System.