NASA acronym as “Never a Straight Answer”
One cannot help but being inspired by the prospect of packing for Mars. Though I have not been paying attention to anything more than occasional routine announcements gleaned here and there about this fantastical mission, my memory does preserve NASA’s original offer of a one way trip to Mars for anyone with enough gusto to stump up the $10 million price tag. Maybe that proposal has changed many times over the marketing course, but I am drawn to the banality of the original offer. Humans, in general, are ultra-safe, dare I say pathologically cowardly creatures, so which fools would have the faith to trust NASA and the reckless stupidity to pay vast sums of money for the chance of almost guaranteed misfortune? Come on now, a one way trip to the unknown organized by the greatest conjurers known to man! I would feel safer at a dinner party hosted by serial cannibals.