In dramatic events today, the NASA space shuttle Discovery landed in Tbilisi the capital of Georgia, the former Soviet republic.
Space administrators in Houston Texas revealed that a fault in Discovery's radar navigation system lead to it confusing the real American state of Georgia with the actual nation state of the same name.
This crucial error lead to the space shuttle being off course by about 32,500 miles. When NASA became aware of the howling error it had made, the President of Georgia was awoken from his midnight sleep and told of NASA's plans to land the spacecraft in Tbilisi four hours later.
Emergency services were mobilised in the Georgian capital and the main thoroughfare cleared of any traffic to allow the shuttle an uninterrupted landing.
The Discovery landed approximately 5.24am Georgia time and appropriately stopped just outside a recently opened Starbucks cafe. Upon alighting from the spacecraft, astronauts Dim Whittington and Stu Pidderson were embarrassed but glad to be back on earth in spite of their distance from their real destination.
"That was one hell of a trip" said Dim "and this is my first visit to Paris" he added in a confused way. NASA officials hope to establish a enquiry into why the navigation system on board failed and will seek answers from various quarters not least the astronauts themselves.