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5/21/2004 c1 14biminator
well, a couple mistakes, but pretty good. also, you mentioned the radiation twice.
1/13/2003 c1 IndyAntilles
Most likely a twenty-four year old would not be chosen for a Mars mission. He would only be a grad student, after all, and there are plenty of qualified people with doctorates.

The science is just simply ridiculous. The space shuttle is not fast enough to reach escape velocity; there is no such thing as "false gravity" (artificial gravity, yes, but not in the space shuttle) and zero gravity has never killed an astronaut yet; there is no fire in space; an asteroid would destroy the shuttle, not just damage it; radiation would be a constant hazard aboard the shuttle, not just on Mars; it would be impossible to land the shuttle on Mars, not to mention lift-off; Mars never "lines up" with the asteroid belt, and even if it did NASA would not be stupid enough to send a mission during such a period; and the asteroid belt is not concentrated enough to pose a major impact hazard.

It's great you're so interested in spaceflight (everyone should show as much zeal) but PLEASE do research if you want your writing to garner serious attention.
6/5/2000 c1 Andrew
You need to learn more about space. One you did the math wrong. MArs would have been closer in 2007 or 2009. Mars never lines up with the asteroid belt. It is still a long way from Mars. You could not communicate to Earth that quick it would take 40 minutes to get a response from a message. And unless there was oxygen in the wing it would not burn. ANd unless the shuttle drastcally slowed down it would dock at 356 mp/h. Try 17,560 mp/h.
5/16/2000 c1 SSJGoldTrunks
It was a really good story. Keep up the good work. Make sure to put more stories out there in the future. Very well written. see ya -_- zZzZzZ :) ^_^ ~_^

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