Chapter 6: Focusing on a Journeystar
 



Early Morning, July 9, 2099—Heading To Mars

This morning we were gently nudged awake by the ignition of rockets blasting us to Mars. CosmicSea is now speeding out of Earth’s orbit toward a rendezvous with the Red Planet.  As we pass by the Moon, Earth becomes a constantly shrinking blue dot in the deepening distance.

This leg of our journey will take five months, so we might as well sit back and enjoy the ride.

Because Earth and Mars are in two different orbits around the Sun, we are aiming for a point in space where Mars will be by the time we get there. It’s like throwing a dart at a moving dartboard. We have to hit our target with absolute certainty. If we travel past the grip of Martian gravity, CosmicSea and all of us on board will be slingshot far beyond our destination.

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The easily recognizable asterisms known as The Big Dipper and The Little Dipper can help you find the North Star.

Know the North Star

Know the North Star and discover a sense of direction in your life. Whether you’re lost in the woods or lost in the city, knowing where “North” is can help you find your way home.

You can find the North Star by locating the Big Dipper and looking for the two stars on the far side of the dipper’s cup. The line these two stars make points upward to the North Star. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, you’ll be looking for the Southern Cross instead of the North Star.

Take Cyberspace into the Out-of-Doors

Go outside and find the North Star and other wonders of the universe using your mobile device and apps like GoSkyWatch.

Welcome aboard EXPEDITION LIFEPOINT, an imaginary yet plausible journey to Mars.

The mission of our envisioned journey is not to foretell the future but to explore the possibilities. By stepping into the future in our minds, we may make better use of the present in our lives.

Join the voyagers of EXPEDITION LIFEPOINT on the world's first adventure vacation to Mars - a spectacular virtual journey where you can discover timeless secrets of the universe that have taken earthbound humans millennia to understand.

Experience the cosmos now-using this book as your private spaceship.

Each chapter is a leg of a journey where you can discover 9 life-affirming insights into the wonders of inner and outer space.

Climb aboard the state-of-the-art spacecraft CosmicSea for the adventure of a lifetime!

"I like to take a peek at the future, even if it's only a potential future." - Will I. Am, singer/songwriter of The Black Eyed Peas