Personal Narrative-The Launch Button

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“Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein’s general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.” - Stephen Hawking.
I arrive, with ticket in hand, in a room full of the engineers and physicists surrounding a metal platform with a box full of buttons on top of a pedestal. With my ticket in hand I began to move past engineers and physicists until I am standing on this metal platform. They begin to explain to me how this operates by inputting the date and location into the box and by pressing the launch button I would be sent to the exact location and experience what it was like. One engineer walks up to me and states that I will be allowed only 15 hours to experience the day and when 15 hours are up, I’ll be sent back to this location. They then instruct me on how to input the location and date into the box and what button is the launch button. …show more content…

As soon as I pressed the launch button, my body is lurched forward with immense force, that almost made me fall off the platform, I’m traveling in a pitch black area which then changes colors from black to white and red to purple for what felt like an eternity. I come to a sudden stop where I’m in a grassy field with buildings a few miles away. As I begin to walk around to field, I notice that they are beginning to load a rocket, Apollo 11, to one of the buildings. Knowing that Apollo 11 won’t launch for awhile I explore some more. I explore the area around me and marvel at the technological advances that allowed for man to achieve space travel and now time travel. I look at my watch and notice it’s 1:30 PM. Apollo 11 will be launching in six minutes so I make my way back to the time machine. I arrive back and the time machine and count the minutes until Apollo 11 will launch into

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