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Topics: Space, NASA, moon

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Cape Canaveral, FLA - NASA officials held a press conference earlier today announcing plans for a manned mission to the moon that will actually take place on the moon instead of in a sound stage in the Arizona desert.

The plan was announced shortly after a report by FOX News. Fox News, known for it's hard-hitting and objective reporting, showed direct evidence proving that the 1969 moon landing and all other subsequent moon landings were a hoax. "We can't deny it any longer," said NASA chief engineer and head geek, Marcus Turowski. "We've been living a lie for decades, and I guess now it's time to step up."

Aside from FOX News exposing the truth, pressure was also stemming from Japan, who has also planned a mission to the moon within the next 20 years. "We didn't think anyone would go up there after we apparently did," said Turowski. "I mean, there's nothing really up there. It's not even cheese-we've at least proven that; it's just a barren rock. Even you can see that from your backyard. But we did say that we would be the first humans up there, so we'll try to get there within the next 19 years."

When reporters began asking specifics about the mission--such as crew members, rocket types, and lunar vehicles, Turowski assured them that the NASA team had a copy of the Tom Hanks mini-series From the Earth to the Moon, and were studying it "quite closely."

The interview ended with Turowski answering a question regarding a future trip to the planet Mars with which Turowski smirked and said, "Oh yeah, sure. We'll get there and send you a 'live feed.'" Then he chuckled and went behind the curtain.

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