Stock markets around Europe were stunned as sports car maker Porsche AG announced they have bought the Moon.
Previous lunar ownership claims by both NASA and the Russian Federal Space Agency were dismissed by Porsche's Chief Executive Wendelin Wiedeking who also denied accusations of having a comedy name.
In a statement he said 'Porsche will be expanding into new market sectors to complement its range of sports, SUV and luxury saloon vehicles. Our first lunar rover will be available in 2012'.
A new plant is planned on the dark side where up to twelve thousand Lithuanians will work eighteen hour days.
Mr Wiedeking denied rumours that Porsche had used its expertise and political connections to establish a German ex-patriot Moon facility in 1945.