Science Fiction 2

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28th Mαy 2060 An extract from Jazz Harper: Space Explorer Deαr Brαnd-New Diαry of Adventure, Todαy wαs our very lαst visit to Grαn before our epic mission to Mαrs. Mum αnd I trαvelled there on the αir MARS YEAR 84 trαm, like usuαl. Did you know thαt αir trαms trαvel reαlly, reαlly fαst? I looked it up on the mαp αpp on my Nearly twenty Mars years ago, the extraordinary story of two webspectαcles αs we sped over the tαll tower blocks children who discovered life on Mars heralded the beginning of αnd green pαrks. At one point, we got up to 147mph! a new era for the Marineris Colony and all humans living and working on the Red Planet. I αsked Mum if thαt’s how fαst we’ll be trαvelling through spαce. She sαid thαt the rocket will be much Now, after many years, researchers have uncovered documents fαster – over twenty thousαnd miles per hour! from the Marineris archives which shed new light on the discovery and the events that led to it. Twenty thousαnd! Thαt’s megα-fαst. Thαt’s stomαch- churning, brαin-melting fαst. Sometimes, when we’re Those documents are published here together for the first time. on the αir trαm, I plαy gαmes to mαke the journey What follows is a story like no other... more fun. Todαy, I imαgined thαt I wαs α spαce pilot, speeding through the gαlαxy. Outside the windows, stαrs αnd plαnets zoomed pαst, blurring into streαks of light. An αlien spαceship αpproαched with lαsers beαming but I wαs reαdy to zαp it into αnother dimension αs soon αs it got into rαnge. 1

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