Sightings Received Thursday August 13, 1998|
Source Name: Ib Ben Benji
Time of Sighting: Aug 5
Russia blasts first politician into space Thursday. The craft carrying Yuri Baturin blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome at 0943 GMT on Thursday and was scheduled to dock with Mir on Saturday, officials said. Dead Elvis (the little speck to the right) is quoted as saying "Well, if they are going to start sending politicians into space maybe they should cremate first. That way they can squeese a lot more in. You know that rocket feul is expensive stuff and we pay tons of money for every ounce of stuff that gets rocketed into space. Why not do a little creative budget cutting?"