from Stewart Middle School
Mars is the 4th planet from the Sun. It is smaller than the Earth yet
similar. It is a huge red dust cloud (which is why we call it the red
planet). Mars, like Earth, freezes at the poles, and they retract such
as our Earth's own does. There are many craters where meteorites have
struck. After many years of training and hard work, NASA has finally landed
the Sojourner Truth Rover and Pathfinder onto the rocky Mars surface.
They are now trying to pick up rock fragments to look at and examine.
I think that is cool because if we figure out what we need exactly for
protection on Mars, we could land, safely, on it possibly by the year
2015. But they need the information so that they can do this. Plus, you
can't do enough in space. There are lots of things to explore and do.
I would love to be able to someday fly up in a rocket ship and explore
space. If you have that dream too, (1) you can study up on Space, (2)
you can go to Titusville, Florida, and visit John F. Kennedy Space Center.
John F. Kennedy Space Center has model rockets that are the actual size
of the real thing, such as the Apollo and Lunar Module. They also have
exhibits and I-MAX theatre showing movies about space and space missions.
There is also a tour that you can take to enjoy the sights of the actual
launch pads for the shuttles and see the stands where the President actually
sat at! Finally, you can go to Space Camp and venture through various
trainings that actual astronauts have to take before a mission! Each age
group has its own little unique things to do. And on your last year there
you can fly a plane! Plus, if your lucky enough, you could see a shuttle