Sunday, November 27, 2005

China Aims to Put Man on Moon by 2020, Chinese Takeout by 2025

HONG KONG, China -- (CNN -- Chopstick News Network) -- Earlier today, Chinese officials announced plans to land a man on the moon by 2020. Hu Shixiang, deputy head of China's manned space program, also announced hopes to build a space station eventually. All this comes on the heels on China's recent successes in space, notably with the Shenzhou 6 manned mission.

Hu also announced that the 2020 lunar landing will not be only a scientific mission. "We will also be looking at real estate," he said. "We believe that the moon will eventually be colonized and that it will become a prime market for Chinese takeout restaurants. We want to get in on the ground floor, so to speak, and have been drawing up plans for the first one on the moon by 2025. Admittedly, overhead will be more expensive than on Earth, as we must think about installing not only fire alarm systems, but artificial gravity as well. It's impossible to stir-fry properly in zero gravity, after all."

Initial reaction from the world's various space agencies has been mixed. While Western astronauts are delighted at the prospect of Chinese takeaway in space, the Japanese space agency was unimpressed. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) issued a statement declaring that Japan was the first nation in the world to successfully attempt zero-gravity Asian cuisine by inventing space ramen.


Anonymous J.Doe said...

Oooooh. Hope I'm still alive and kicking in 2025. I love Chinese takeout! Do you think a restaurant on the moon will deliver to earth though?

2:51 PM  
Blogger Mad Minerva said...

Maybe...though the delivery fee would probably be kind of expensive! ;-)

And I love Chinese takeout for days when I'm just too lazy to cook!

2:55 PM  

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