But it is time for pre-launch mission preparation. It’s time to check the engines, test-run the mechanics, process your cargo, and make sure that your vessel is "space-worthy." Its time for a "test orbit." Not unlike a trip to outer space, mission trips need focused preparation, even if it is a short-term trip. There are some who believe that all we need to do is just go! Yes, trips have been done that way – where the only serious planning was to get the plane tickets and make sure everyone has their passport or needed shots. Those trips can be fruitful, but honestly, they are mainly rewarding for the ones who are going, not necessarily the people who they are going to serve.