What can YOU say in six sentences?
It is my job to name all the space vehicles in the universe, from close-in shuttles to deep space explorers.
Apollo, Challenger, Enterprise: I am sure you Americans have heard those before.
I am not allowed to use names from any modern religion because imagine the headlines: Baby Jesus Crashes Over the Atlantic.
No words may be used that have negative associations in mythology, either, so Icarus is out of the question.
I select only words with muscular and daring connotations.
Naming all space vehicles is a weighty responsibility because there are more than a million planets in this galaxy, and beyond that, infinite space where untold planets circle points of light too beautiful and too fearsome to imagine.
This is a particle of a much longer piece I am preparing for a contest.