Author’s full name: Sudnina Arina
Project name: The letter to the crew of the International Space Station
Annotation to the project: Space conceals many mysteries! This is little-studied but interesting world. The more we know about it, the more questions arise. So life is not exhausted, and the human has something to strive for. This gives us hope for a bright and reasonable future.
Mentor’s name: Nikonova Lyudmila V.
Mentor’s position: teacher
Name of educational organization, city, state: Municipal budgetary educational institution secondary school № 30, Voronezh, Russia
Dear members of the crew of the International Space Station!
In this letter I want to express my appreciation for what you serve as role models for adolescents, and for all mankind.
The best role model for a teenager can be a people of heroic professions.
Now there are many occupations associated with risk for human life: the rescuers, the military, police, firefighters, etc. But in case of danger to them come to the aid of other people and even entire services. But while in space the crew is one on one with the unknown world. Here you can rely only on themselves. Space is demanding total commitment, always testing.
You are for us an example to follow. You are the epitome of courage, of valor, of courage, of friendship, devotion, dedication. You are showing us how to live and work to become a real human. Work on the orbit is requiring fortitude, dedication, integrity, loyalty to ideals of goodness and justice, professionalism of the highest level.
I envy you white envy, because you can admire our planet from space. Once the great German philosopher Immanuel Kant said that there are only two things worthy of genuine surprise and admiration: the starry sky above us and the moral law within us.
You probably understand, being in space, that the presence of life on Earth – the exception to the rule of existence of celestial bodies in the Universe. The miracle of our planet, its uniqueness and fragility in the Universe is something that should unite all mankind, regardless of national, religious, cultural differences. Human is the highest value. This world, all heavenly and earthly beauty exists for human. Human is the biggest mystery in the Universe.
International cooperation in space opens up completely new prospects for human progress and the preservation of life on Earth. The space should be peaceful. It needs to bring peace on Earth. Planet Earth unites us all. Earth is the cradle of Mankind. So help the planet can bring people together for real, because a lot of people are working to make each flight into space.
Space will provide humanity with new knowledge, new opportunities; and all this for the sake of life on Earth. Yuri Gagarin wrote on a piece of paper after his flight: «When I orbited the Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!»
The future soon becomes the present. We grow, learn, and choose a profession. Might be I’ll be a bioengineer (so I want to believe that everything is possible!). When choosing a profession, I think about what I could bring to people.
The duration of space flights increases. The human is living in space: eating, sleeping, working, resting. In the future during a very long flight, people will live a whole life. Flight on the spacecraft affects the state of the human body. Of course, the adaptive capabilities of a human are unusually large, but not unlimited. Thus, biological and medical research in space purposes is very important. Communicating with people who have already established themselves in their professions, achieved some results, I understand that the person is happy when he loves their job. Human can fall in love with his job when he sees unlimited opportunities for self-improvement and development.
We were very lucky: for us there are a lot of opportunities, we have access to libraries, museums, exhibitions, various courses and lectures online. We can constantly learn something new, to develop their abilities.
Space conceals many mysteries! This is little-studied but interesting world. The more we know about it, the more questions arise. So life is not exhausted, and the human has something to strive for. This gives us hope for a bright and reasonable future.
Knowledge is like space: the more you learn, the more you realize how small the volume of your knowledge. It gives strength and desire to move forward, to evolve, to do something useful for people.
Ending this letter, I wish that you have performed all the proposed work with a good result and successfully returned home. Also your family is doing a great feat, waiting for your return during long for months.
Thank you for your hard work for the benefit of mankind and for the fact that you took the time to read our letters.