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A Delay Like No Other

Postponements of major science projects are generally dismaying, but sometimes they become so grand they attain a kind of immortality. The latest multi-billion dollar delay boggles the mind:

“Delays of this magnitude were once the stuff of science fiction,” Scolese told reporters during a noon press conference Monday that actually started around 3:15 p.m. “But now, thanks to a number of long-overdue technological advances, this historic delay will stretch the very limits of what humankind can push back indefinitely.”

You won’t want to miss The Onion‘s take as NASA Embarks On Epic Delay.

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  • BlackBolt April 20, 2009, 15:28

    I’m confused now.
    This seems full of sarcasm though :)

  • george scaglione April 21, 2009, 9:27

    wish somebody would state this epic mission delay that is really,yes,so full of sarcasm as blackbolt so correctly points out above. i agree with him 100% ,i too am confused.thank you george

  • Administrator April 21, 2009, 9:35

    Guys, you’re taking it too seriously. It’s just a bit of satire, of the kind The Onion does so well.

  • george scaglione April 23, 2009, 9:49

    paul,yeah i can see that.just didn’t know what to make of it.lol when i read it in a different light it becomes funny!:) thank you very much george

  • Brandon Taylor April 27, 2009, 12:40

    haha “the third stage is largely theoretical at this point”