"You want me to show you what I do in a day? Here is a powerpoint."
"Here you can see a pretty graph"
"Here you can see me making a joke"..... ha ha ha ha
"Here's me collaborating with the team"
"Here I'm drinking coffee."
"I came here to kick ass and drink coffee. And now I've finished my coffee"
"Here you can see me showing a powerpoint presentation of what I do in a day."
You would rather have some eureka moments such as penicillin coming out of useless studies such as an empirical study of why sandwiches grow mould, than a person without goals.
Staying at home bored encourages miscreant self entitled people. Have a look at the book "Generation F" and look at what's happened in England with third generation unemployed living on welfare.
I'll try. Supersymmetry predicted the existence of subatomic particles which the LHC would detect. The LHC hasn't detected them.
Will the pirates at least wave and say thank you to the crew when they take manual control of the ship? How about just looting a few cargo containers as it's travelling along?
1. Spend 12 weeks to prep Atlantis at which time the larger astronauts would have begun eating the smallar astronauts. (Proven in animal testing)
2. Request $5b in DARPA funding to develop and deploy a space elevator to retrieve astronauts in 5 years. (Plus project delays, see problem with contingency #1)
3. Bruce Willis, a long rope, and a toothpick.
4. Buy Uncle Murphy a case of Guinness, pray to several gods, and try to land the sucker anyway. (AKA: The ostrich risk assessment technique).
Problem is that plastic's extremely porous and fragile until it gets to its actual destination. And since the Elevator is effectively always in transit....
I believe the plastic in question is the kind of plastic that semi-permanently entombs your purchase in a chrysalis so touch that you need a diamond tipped super electro buzzsaw or a weapons grade baloneyum industrial laser to burn through it.
BestBuy packaging - toughest stuff known to man.