Personal Narrative: Independence To The Moon Titan

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Well, I’ve never really kept a journal before, but I figured that now would be a good time to start. The day is March 8, 2416, three days before the Lightning takes off. I am aboard that ship, and I am glad to be a part of it. I was spending a lot of time with my family, since I will be gone for about 5 years. I am going to miss them so much. The laughter of the children, and the stories of the elderly. The plan is that we follow the Independence to the moon Titan, one of the larger of Saturn’s moons. We will land there about a month after them. None of the crew members really know that we will be there yet. I have everything that I will need to keep me from being homesick - photos of my family and friends, a laptop so I can video call
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I watched the children pop in and out of the waves like moles. I figured that I would join them, just because you never know whether or not you will get these chances again. I felt like a child again, swimming in the ocean and searching for sand crabs with the children. I hadn’t done this in years, and I can assume that the others were a little weirded out by a grown man playing in the ocean. I went in for lunch with the others, and I could smell my favorite meal, burgers, roasting on the grill. I was so glad that I could have these with my family before I leave. Some of my grandparents may not be around to see my return. I spent the most time with them. Later in the day, as the sun set over the ocean, we packed up our things and headed home, where I fell asleep in my bed almost immediately. Recently, I awoke to the sound of rain pattering on the roof. It’s about 2 in the morning, and I just couldn’t sleep thinking about the excitement that lay ahead. I went out for an early morning walk. I love the rain. It brings peace to the night.
I got back about five minutes ago, at about 2:20. I toweled off, and I’m just finishing up my writing.
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I will be in suspended animation,, unless I make a request to wake up when we arrive at a certain planet. I was hoping to see the asteroid belt so that I can send a virtual postcard to Earth. I have said my goodbyes to my all of my family, except for my parents, who are taking me to the rocket. They wanted to see the takeoff, which would be the last time they could see me on Earth. I promise to write when we get there, and possibly at the asteroid belt. Well, I have to go to a meeting. Goodbye for about a year!


I had no idea what day it was, until I asked NASA. They said that takeoff was 351 days ago, and that we are just arriving at the asteroid belt. I was so excited! I immediately ran past my co-workers in their pods to the nearest window, and there it was, the asteroid belt. I was so excited to be there. I took hundreds of pictures. I guess I lost count, but who cares? I told home. After that, I did a quick check of the ship. Seems good so far, so I just did a little workout. I plan on getting back to the pod soon, so I’ll wrap it up at that.


We are almost at Titan, and I can’t wait to meet the other people there! We are almost within Saturn’s gravitational pull. We need to get ready for landing, so I should finish up with this for now. I found that the date is April 8th,
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