The space shuttle has landed safely on the Moon, where it was diverted after stormy weather prevented it from landing in Florida. Officials had cancelled the planned landing at the Lewinsky Space Center, and rerouted it to the easier Moon one.
'It was an obvious choice', NASA officer Jim Kirkspock said, 'as rockets with World War Two technology had safely landed many times on the Moon, so it was no problem for the shuttle.'
In 1969, three men had famously defied the laws of science and walked on the Moon without being crushed to death by the atmosphere. And even the American flag had waved in the non-existent wind there, practically a miracle of scientific achievement.
'If Neil Armstrong could walk safely on the Moon, so could we', space shuttle pilot Red O'Liar said, 'it was a great thrill from start to finish. We played some golf there, repaired the moth-eaten flag Neil had planted, had dinner at the MoonDonalds restaurant, that's just been opened in the Sea of Moronity, and collected a few Moon moth samples.'
'Then we kicked ass for home, stopping briefly to repair the Bubble telescope, and chatted with a few aliens that wanted to complain about Americans 'not cleaning their shoes' on their endless Moon landings. We killed them.'
As the Apollo rockets were all designed by Wernher von Braun, fanatical Nazi and inventor of the V2 rockets that killed thousands of Londoners in England in World War Two, it is, of course, perfectly feasible for such technology to put men on the Moon. And if so, even easier in the 21st century to land the space shuttle on it.
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