Key ideas: Growth Mindset, Socratic thinking, independent learning. This presentation asks students to write imaginatively about being alone in space. It incorporates some of the principles of Carol Dweck's Growth Mindset, using language which suggests that success comes from hard work. Students are also asked to audit their own effort, as well as self-assess. After the main task, there is the opportunity to take part in 'Socratic' discussion, encouraging risk taking, then the 'Take It Further' slide encourages students move forward independently. It could be used with the twelve week Science Fiction scheme of work which is also available.