The six word short story line I used to write my story with is “Goodbye mission control, thanks for trying”. I picked it because I like the idea of space travel and wanted to write about it. My general idea for the story is to have someone fly over to one of Jupiter’s moons, Europa. His mission is to take tests on the planet and collect air samples, water samples, and ice samples. It sounds like an easy mission, but with the carelessness of mission control, he encounters troubles along the way and his way back. On his way there, he will encounter a field of asteroids puncturing his ship that mission control never noticed that he will have to patch up himself. Another incident is when he is close to Jupiter, he is not able to see his target moon Europa. He tells mission control that he can not fond it so they try to get him closer. As he gets closer, the gravity of Jupiter starts pulling him towards the big planet. Dan (the astronaut) then has to override the flight path to escape something mission control messed up again. He then finds the moon and lands. He runs his tests and he then tries to leave but he can’t leave because his ship is low on fuel thanks to mission control. Dan then waits for a week for a rescue mission to come and rescue him. The flight home goes perfectly well. I got my idea for this from reading an article about Europa. It was about it possibly having water underneath the surface of ice. Once I remembered the article, i thought it would be a good idea to write about someone going to drill through the surface. I developed it by thinking of how sometimes mission control messes things up so I had them be the protagonist.
Link for photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Europa-moon.jpg