Clever-heads at the European Space Agency have finally admitted that the 1986 mission to Venus was actually a hoax.
The Thirty Year Rule on classified material means that full details on the ill-fated mission have finally been made public.
The mission, which was the first to use the “Ariane 2” rocket system, launched on May 31st 1986, just days after its official announcement by Captain Joey “Troy” Tempest and crew on May 26th.
Local eccentric businessman and shameless self-publicist Peter David Spoon has promised that he will provide sight-seeing trips to the newly discovered “Button” Moon within three weeks.
A moon, yesterday
Scientists at the Toytown Institute of Terestrial Studies and Advanced Research into Space Exploration believe that they have discovered an unexpected orbital planetary body.
A spokesman for T.I.T.S and A.R.S.E admitted that they should have spotted it a long time ago, but were busy looking at other bodies.