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Good-bye to the Moon
Transcript of Good-bye to the Moon
George Masterman Kepler Masterman is traveling with his father, the governor of Moon, from his home on the Moon to Earth for the first time. He is nervous and sad to be leaving all of his friends and the only home he's ever known. On the ship to Earth, Kepler experiences the increasing gravity causing him to feel 12 times his normal weight. He suffers from the huge pressures on his body as the ship brakes during the Earth approach. He has a bloody nose and passes out. After his revival, he worries he will look like a bumbling "country rube." Kepler eventually gets accustomed to his new weight and is amazed at Earth's beauty. He is excited about being able to walk around outside without a spacesuit and fascinated by the clouds and birds. Boarding the magnetrain he now worries that six months may not be enough time to see all the sights and to experience all Earth has to offer. Kepler, a 13 year old boy, was the first child born on the moon. At first he is nervous and a little scared to be leaving the moon. However, he eventually is excited to be visiting the famous sights of Earth. George Masterman, the Governor of Moon, is going to Earth to negotiate with other heads-of-state for cheaper water and patent royalties. He is a strong confident man who cares for his son. Setting: The story takes place in the future when humans have colonized the moon. Most of the action takes place on a spaceship going from the moon to the Earth. Vocabulary:
dingy A Book Report Prezi By: Mr. Vail To exhibit a decreasing illuminated area from full moon to new moon.
(http://www.thefreedictionary.com) To convey or send floating through the air or over water.
(http://www.thefreedictionary.com) Shabby, drab, or squalid.
(http://www.thefreedictionary.com) http://davidszondy.com http://globalviewfoundation.org/ http://www.bnl.gov Personal Review I would give this story four out of five stars. I enjoyed how the author combined interesting scientific facts with plausible futuristic technologies and wove all of this into a believable conflict and story line. I felt that the story was too short, however, and the central conflict of the story, dealing with the strained relationship between Moon and Earth, was left unresolved.