Honors English III
13 February 2013
My Dream Trip to Venus
At last I was at takeoff. 5…4…3…2…1…0… BLAST OFF! I was screaming, like I was on the world’s fastest roller coaster. Then in a flash, I was in outer space heading towards Venus. My name is Francesca, I’m 18 years old and it has always been my dream to become an astronaut and make it to Venus. Finally it has come true; my dream has come true. This is the story of how my dream came true. I was four years old when I decided I wanted to become an astronaut and travel in space. I’ve been waiting 14 years for my moment. My dad was an astronaut, but he didn’t want to hire me because he thought I was too young. I began to think that my dream would never happen. Until one day when I was walking back from school, I saw flyers saying a young astronaut under 19 could be elected an astronaut. It was at Plainfield High School. I created my speech and headed out to the high school. After I read my speech to the crowd I could tell they were touched. After a few hours of voting, they announced the astronaut. I won! I was going to go into space! I was going to start my training the next day at the space station where my dad works. I was so excited! Finally my wish came true. After a few minutes I saw my parents in the crowd. They were cheering the loudest. The next day I got up the same time as my dad did. Once we arrived at the space station, they gave me my schedule and uniform. After a year of training and preparing for takeoff, I was ready. I was ready to go into space. 5…4…3…2…1…0… BLAST OFF! I was screaming, like I was on the world’s fastest roller coaster. Then in a flash, I was in outer space heading towards Venus. After moderately short ride, I made it to Venus. Its surface was veiled by thick clouds; it shined with steady bright white light. Its physical dimensions are rather similar to that of Earth; some may refer to it as “Earth’s...
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