Maybe one of these days I’ll have a good reason to go into space. At the moment, I can’t think of any unselfish reasons to go… at least, any unselfish reasons that would actually be valid for me. I’m not a pilot, an engineer, or a scientist. I’m not smart enough to be a mission specialist.
I am excited to hear that Charles Simonyi, the space tourist in orbit right now, is actually going to do something useful while he’s there. Who knows. Maybe someday, some space agency will have practical use for someone with my expertise.