Gold-Plated Golf Ball to Destroy Space Station

April 13, 2006

space_golf.jpg The Russian space agency is pressuring NASA to allow a cosmonaut to hit a golf ball from the international space station. A Canadian golf company has paid the Russian space agency and undisclosed amount of money to hit a special gold-plated golf ball into orbit, but they must get NASA's approval before the cosmonaut can tee off. NASA officials have stated that one of the biggest concerns is that the golf ball or the golf club will accidentally hit the space station, which was not designed to withstand golf-related attacks. "We are doing this for the sport of golf, not for the money" a Russian space agency representative said, immediately followed by "I will take off my pants right now for four dollars cash." Or I might have said that. I can't remember.


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