I’m pretty smart, but I want to go to Mars anyway. I’m good with computers, logic, and machinery. Like many successful astronauts, I can do the same tedious thing for years on end - even if it’s staring at a wall. I really need a job, and though I’m hedging my bets, this seems like a good one for me.
I love to have a project. Right now I’m working on a physics experiment, a “reactionless” thruster made primarily out of Legos. It probably doesn’t work.