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Space. T-Minus 10 seconds. The enormous deadly engines on the rear of Discovery ignited forcing a fire ball down through the two mile extraction pipes towards the warm coast of Florida. We have ignition, 4, 3, 2, 1, space shuttle Discovery is go.

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Michael Layer 13th March 2003 10 Clare Conditions: Classwork and Homework Unit of Work: Original Writing Title: Mankind Space. All there is out there, is space. The vast amount of darkness engulfs all life, all light, all knowledge. In space there are no laws of justice, of society, of mind. In space, your life is your own. No government to say what is right and wrong. Some companies operate in space, like N.A.S.A. for example, but do they cause pleasure or pain? "T-Minus 10 seconds". The enormous deadly engines on the rear of Discovery ignited forcing a fire ball down through the two mile extraction pipes towards the warm coast of Florida. "We have ignition, 4, 3, 2, 1, space shuttle Discovery is go." The scolding steel arms holding the shuttle upright blew away, as the enormous white craft rose majestically from the launching bay. It's speed - increasing rapidly. It's destination - out of this world. "Hey John, you wouldn't reckon that the mission has been jinxed would you?" asked Mel in a sheepish tone. "Hey John get over here! I have an E.T.A. of three minutes until docking procedure commences," said the First Officer of the Discover, William Brent. The enormous bulk of the space shuttle Discovery crept like a mouse, slowly towards the space station - its structure staying incredibly silent, as if waiting to capture its pray. ...read more.

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"Yes sir! Right away sir!" exclaimed Virkov in an extremely sheepish fashion. The huge metal door started to slide slowly in an upwards direction. There standing in the centre of the pure white room, was a very tall, and quite skinny man with a stubble beard. His name - Vladimier Kereshnakov. "Hello John! Long time no see huh?" giggled Vladimier in an insane fashion. "Hey don't think I've come here to visit you. I'm here to see the good reason why N.A.S.A. took me off my leave!" replied John. "Okay, okay! Gees why are you yanks so touchy?" As he said this, he pulled a pure white cover off of the table, to reveal something that immediately threw a confused but terrified face onto all of the astronauts. There on the table, lied a man - blond with tanned skin. He slowly arose from the ice cold metal table, and sat gently on the edge of it. "This my friends, is the famous Orbitron. When all the astronauts are taken off of the station, Orbitron will stay, controlling all, by his mind. As if it were an enormous seizure, Ben fell onto the floor and jerky spasms began all over his body. The electrical pulses that were flowing from his brain to his limbs would have been at an enormous charge, as his body was being pulled upwards and downwards in a very peculiar fashion, as if he were a string puppet. ...read more.

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A warm breeze was blowing just at the lobe of his ear. A loud mechanical voice announced "30 seconds until Earth atmosphere. He jumped and swivelled around, to find the cut and bruised being, staring coldly into his eyes. His heart beating wildly, his back against the wall, there was no-where to go. He slammed the self-destruct buttons, and the heat tiles flew off on the outside of the muscular pod. The friction of the Earth's atmosphere caught up with the ship. The flames ripped through the hull, taking everything in its path. It left nothing, but destruction, and death. "Space. All there is out there, is space. The vast amount of darkness engulfs all life, all light, all knowledge. In space there are no laws of justice, of society, of mind. In space, your life is your own. No government to say what is right and wrong. Some companies operate in space, like N.A.S.A. for example, but do they cause pleasure or pain?" A huge round of applause went up for me from the crowd on the Cape Canaveral Landing Bay. The President of the United States - Morgan Gibbs shook my hand, and guided me slowly off of the stage. "William, how did you manage to survive the re-entry without the heat protection tiles? It's impossible!" asked the President sounding very interested. "Well sir, I never did exactly...blow the tiles..." ...read more.

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