I learned so much about Mars in the reading today, even though I am the Leader of the group. I learned lots about all of the things there and problems that we will probably face during our long trip to Mars and while we are there. I am getting a little nervous about the trip to Mars because if I mess up, it might kill everybody. A lot of the pressure is on me. The hard part about surviving on Mars is that there is no water, there are volcanoes, our bones can deteriorate, asteroids could hit us, and the land is very bumpy which means that it will be hard to build on Mars. I hope that Alfred Age (Sean G.) can find out a way that we can build on land that never has an end to bumps and hills. I also hope that Damien Startseva (Anthony A.) can find a way to make a meteor shield or something like that so that we won't get hit by a meteor rock. I can't wait to get there and explore! This will probably be so much fun, and I just hope that my friends and I do well on Mars to survive!