NASA was interviewing professionals to be sent to Mars.
Only one person could go, and he will not return to Earth.
The first applicant, an American engineer, was asked how much he wanted to be paid for going.
“A million dollars”, he answered, “because I wish to donate it to M.I.T.”
The next applicant, a Russian doctor, was asked the same question.
He asked for two million dollars.
“I wish to give a million to my family”, he explained, “and leave the other million for the advancement of medical research.”
The last applicant was an Indian Engineer.
When asked how much money he wanted, he whispered in the interviewers ear, “Three million dollars.”
“Why so much more than the others?” the interviewer asked.
He Replied, “$1 million is for you, I will keep $1million, and well give the American engineer $1million and send him to Mars”.