Think about it,
"The DBA who went to Space!"
It means bragging rights to your family, friends, children, and grandchildren for them to reach higher and achieve their best!
Alan B. Shepard league.
Shepard took the chance of going the lost in space route and in those days rockets were less reliable then today. There's always a risk in everything you do including crossing the street at the wrong time.
....paying off your house ? er.. really ? YAWWWN, who will remember that ?
Strap me up to that big firecracker and let's go up to visit the Aurora Borealis. :-)