Race For The Moonshot

Funny story written by Gray Bullock

Sunday, 10 July 2016

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Over the past several decades there has been an exponential increase in the number of cancer cases. As a result cancer research has been the top priority for the medical science field replacing the incumbent priority diseases AIDS and HIV. People all over the world are thanking Susan G. Komen for her persistence in leading the race for the cure even when she was trailing behind Bono's race for AIDS.

The resolve of cancer researcher's has only been further strengthened by President Obama's State of the Union address, where he called for a "moonshot" to cure cancer. American space program, NASA, was elated upon hearing the news and immediately began preparations for the "moonshot".

NASA spokesman, Buzz Litebëër, said, "we at NASA are excited to hear that the exiting president has decided to use space as the testing grounds for cancer research, and hopes that the government will spare no expense in fighting what we consider the greatest threat to first world humanity."

The men and women working at NASA find this matter to be very personal as cancer has been a leading cause of astronaut deaths only behind "accidents" and "bad math". While all of this may seem far fetched and may only amount to political rhetoric to "puff up" the president's legacy, it is nonetheless inspiring to hear that we may once again be returning to the moon.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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