Longing for Gravity
You are on a mission to Mars. Because of the length of of the journey, you will never be able to return to Earth. What about our blue planet will you miss the most?
This sounds like a punishment for some dreadful crime! Who would voluntarily leave family, friends and home to go on a mission from which there is no return? Not me!
Let’s just say, though, that for some crazy reason I agreed to go on this horrible mission. What would I miss most about the earth?
Water. Fresh water, river water, lake water, waterfalls, ocean water, rain and rain water, clouds, steam, vapor, mist, fog, snow. Tap water, bottled water, ice water, lemon water.
I know there have been reports of water on Mars, but there’s no real proof. Since our very existence depends upon an abundance of water, it just makes sense that I would miss that more than anything else.
Except for family and friends.