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Ad Astra–To the Stars, I think… (Contest)
Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

UPDATE: The winner is Ophelia L!

The other night, the family rewatched The Martian with Matt Damon. Terrific movie by the way, if you haven’t seen it. Man gets stranded on Mars and has to survive until he’s rescued.

Of course, after we watched the movie, we talked about space exploration and colonizing the moon or Mars or some far-flung planet. My daughter is in the “Oh Hell, No” corner. She’d never go. Whereas I wish I could live long enough to experience space travel myself. Maybe it was because of watching Star Trek and Lost in Space on TV as a kid, but I always wanted to be a space explorer. *sigh* I live in the wrong age. I should have been born five hundred years from now. Whereas, my daughter wishes she’d been born in the early 1950s so she could experience the music, the Summer of Love, and the fashion. She inherited my flower child gene.

What about you? If you had a chance to be picked to be on the first team to colonize Mars, would you? Comment for a chance to win the download of your choice from my backlist!

22 comments to “Ad Astra–To the Stars, I think… (Contest)”

  1. Roberta Smith
    · January 27th, 2021 at 9:37 am · Link

    I am with you daughter!! 👎🏻

  2. Denise Fidler
    · January 27th, 2021 at 9:49 am · Link

    Haven’t given space travel any thought really. I guess I wouldn’t mind it but I wouldn’t want to be one of the first people to go. Send me after things have been scoped out some.

  3. Dana Zamora
    · January 27th, 2021 at 10:06 am · Link

    I love that movie, I’d probably go

  4. Delilah
    · January 27th, 2021 at 11:39 am · Link

    Adventurers at heart!

  5. Jodie Bivins
    · January 27th, 2021 at 11:44 am · Link

    Guess I am in the hell no because one I afraid of heights so traveling there a no go and second couldn’t because of these things in my head

  6. Colleen C.
    · January 27th, 2021 at 12:26 pm · Link

    Move to Mars… I am not that adventurous, LOL.

  7. Beth Caudill
    · January 27th, 2021 at 1:30 pm · Link

    Ever since I was 10 or 11, I wanted to go to the stars. Tried and failed at an aerospace engineering degree. Three dimensional calculus is not my friend. Gave up on anything space for a very long time.

    Slowly I’ve been reading more Space Opera again. I’m thinking of writing some type of spacey thing now. And I have told my husband, if we ever win one of the truely big lotteries…I am buying a trip to space.

    Any chance at all and I would totally go to the moon and beyond.

  8. Elaine Howell
    · January 27th, 2021 at 1:30 pm · Link

    Do not want to travel to another planet. There is plenty to see here on Earth.

  9. Sammy Gilbert
    · January 27th, 2021 at 2:14 pm · Link

    Space me travel to Mars so I can reap the rewards of a much needed vacation lol

  10. Anna Taylor Sweringen
    · January 27th, 2021 at 4:47 pm · Link

    I’m with your daughter in the hell no category. I didn’t get on a plane until I was in my thirties.

  11. Cheryl
    · January 27th, 2021 at 5:55 pm · Link

    Haven’t seen the movie, but loved the book. If it were like McCaffrey’s Talent series, then I’d go… Like the Martian…ummm…no!

  12. bn100
    · January 27th, 2021 at 7:59 pm · Link


  13. Becky Ward
    · January 27th, 2021 at 8:58 pm · Link

    I loved that movie. I never gave space travel a thought. I might go but wouldn’t want to be one of the first ones to go.

  14. Jennifer Beyer
    · January 27th, 2021 at 9:22 pm · Link

    I have no interest in moving to Mars. I watched the series Mars and decided that was a hard no.

  15. Debra Guyette
    · January 28th, 2021 at 7:15 am · Link

    I would go!

  16. Ophelia L
    · January 28th, 2021 at 9:22 am · Link

    Ooooo what a good question! I think if I was much older, in good health, and my kids were all grown I might go. I’ve always been fascinated by space and it would be interesting to experience that sort of travel one day. Maybe a Mars vacation? 😉 That way you can have the best of both worlds!

  17. Ava Cuvay
    · January 28th, 2021 at 9:41 am · Link

    Not sure I’d take an 18-year (one way) trip to Mars… but I’d do lots of questionable things to fly the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs on the Millennium Falcon!

  18. Damaris Schuler
    · January 29th, 2021 at 12:29 am · Link

    I would want to visit and help, but not stay! But space exploration absolutely fascinated me!!!!

  19. flchen1
    · January 29th, 2021 at 2:08 am · Link

    I’m thinking probably not, but I guess we’d see 😉

  20. Missi Adams-Metz
    · February 3rd, 2021 at 4:33 pm · Link

    I think I would go but I would make sure I had several books. People will need a library for a new society. I wonder if the Martians use the Dewey decimal system

  21. Lisa
    · February 4th, 2021 at 10:09 am · Link

    That would be a no thank you from me.. I’m happy enough here on earth

  22. Delilah
    · February 6th, 2021 at 8:24 pm · Link

    Thanks, everyone, for playing!

    The winner of her choice of a downloadable book from my backlist is…Ophelia L!

    Congrats, Ophelia! Email me at to arrange delivery of your prize! DD

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