Chapter 5: Interacting with the Biosphere
 


Day Three in Orbit
July 7, 2099—Our Ship is Our World

After several days of travel, we are now orbiting 23,000 miles directly above the same spot on Earth, an orbit known as geosynchronous orbit. Tomorrow we leave the safe embrace of our orbit around Earth and travel through black, boundless interplanetary space to Mars.

Uncertain about the unknown, we’re still willing to go beyond this point of no return. We’ll never have this chance again.

For the next six months, CosmicSea will be our only world, a miniature spaceship Earth.  The same biospheric principles that keep our families alive back on Earth will keep us alive during the journey to our destination, the first human colony on Mars—New Shangri-la.

How we interact with each other will play a crucial role in everyone’s survival.

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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

We know you’ve heard it before, but living by the 3 R’s still rules – “reduce, reuse and recycle”.

The hard fact is that global warming, deforestation and other earthly ills cannot be solved by switching brands. Ensuring a healthy human balance with the Earth’s biosphere requires that each one of us, unique individuals among the billions of people on the planet, apply the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle.

Interact with the Water World

Take a break from cyberspace and immerse yourself in inner space. Learn to scuba dive.
For more information, contact the two leading scuba diving organizations – National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and the Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI).

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