It was a one way trip.
He couldn’t wait. He grasped his pack to his chest, awaiting the moment he would be suited up. This was all he had left, but that was fine. There was nothing more for him here and this was his dream.
The sky was blue. It would be the last time he would ever see a blue sky. Maybe he would miss that a little. But it would be worth it.
His name was called. With that, he stepped up to prepare for his trip into space.