Reader responses on travel to Mars
KidsPost recently asked readers what they thought would be most challenging thing about a mission to Mars and if they'd like to go. Here's a sample of the responses:
"I think the most challenging thing about a mission to Mars would be keeping enough water on board for all of the astronauts. A mission there would take years, so that's a lot of water! I wouldn't mind going to Mars . . . because Mars is pretty cool . . . but I certainly would not like to be the first one there."
- Ian White, 13, Arlington
"The hardest part about the mission is the communicating between the ship and mission control. I would like to go to Mars because I'd like to see a red desert and to set foot on another planet."
- Scotty Hill, 11, Olney
The hardest part would be "to stay in the spaceship and watch out for micro-meteoroids and comets and asteroids. It's too dangerous [to go]."
- Louie Shapiro, 6, Middletown, Maryland
"I think the hardest part of the mission would be that you wouldn't get to eat decent meals for a while. I don't want to go to Mars because it would get boring sometimes."
- Chase Joyner, 7, Alexandria
"I think the hardest part of going to Mars is trying not to hit other planets and trying hard not to get hit by meteors. . . . It would be cool to go to Mars, but I wouldn't want to go because I would miss my mom for two years.
- Jacob N. Blais, 7, Fredericksburg