KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA Adminstrators were stunned Monday evening when a massive tow truck hauled away Space Shuttle Endeavour.
“It’s not what it looks like, we’ve been making the payments,” said lead shuttle mechanic Bud Waitley. “I think somebody in accounts payable got the schedule screwed up, and with a billion-dollar vehicle on the note, they get trigger happy.”
Senior officials could not be reached for comment, but a representative from AAA Triple A Towing said that the shuttle would remain in impound for 30 days. NASA would have that long to arrange payment, or else the lienholder would haul the spacecraft to Orlando for auction.