We disappeared into the night at twenty times the speed of sound, with a mixture of immense excitement and utter trepidation.
The deafening roar of the engines interrupts my thoughts. I feel the shuttle shake and shudder as it fights to break out of the Earth’s atmosphere. My body is dizzy, sleepy and weak, so very weak!
And then I see it, Phobos, orbiting around the Martian planet, strangely resembling a potato. My weightless, floating, motionless body is numb at the sight of something so spectacular. A calm and euphoric state overwhelms me. I might even be the first person to land on Phobos.