Black Mirror Reflections: Road Trip to Space

By Megan Pipech

The episode begins a few years into the future, and technology has completely changed. There are self-driving cars, clean energy, and virtual reality everywhere.

The episode follows the Carson Family, a family of five, who is going on a family vacation to space. Paul Carson goes to the local grocery, where he sees an ad that reads “A Free Family Trip to Space.”

Once Paul returns home, he signs up for the contest online, and a week later, he receives a call that his family has been one of the few selected families to go on the trip.

Paul is excited and tells the rest of the family to pack their things because they won the trip. The Carson family prepares for their trip and heads to the Kennedy Space Station in Cape Canaveral where they and the three other contest winner families will be taking the trip to space.

Everyone boards the high-power technology spaceship that looks similar to a private jet inside with all the amenities you could wish for. The trip begins, and the families make it to space in about six hours due to advancements in technology.

The families begin the trip by going by several different planets and exploring all the technology on the ship. The trip will continue to Mars, where the families will be staying for the duration of their trip. Here, the families have the opportunity to explore Mars as much as they want and see all the attractions that have been brought there, like the anti-gravity park that includes different rides, and the hot springs on Mars.

After the trip concludes, the families descend back to Earth, then realize they had only won a trip to the Kennedy Space Station in Cape Canaveral where they were put in a virtual reality test.

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