Monday, July 13, 2009
NASA was interviewing professionals they were thinking of sending to Mars.
The touchy part was that only one guy could go and it would be a one-way
trip, the guy will not ever return to Earth.
The interviewer asked the first applicant, an American engineer, how much he
wanted to be paid for going.
"One million dollars," the engineer answered. "And I want to donate it all
to my alma mater-Rice University."
The next applicant was a Russian doctor, and the interviewer asked him the
"Two millions dollars," the doctor said. "I want to give a million to my
family and leave the other million for the advancement of medical research."
The last applicant was an Indian Politician. When asked how much money he
wanted, he whispered in the interviewer's ear, "Three million dollars."
"Why so much more than the others?" the interviewer asked.
The Indian Politician replied, "You give me three million, I'll give you one
million, I'll keep a million and we'll send the American engineer."