CAPE CANAVERAL, FL—It was supposed to be a historic launch Wednesday, with America once again putting men into space, but the launch had to be scrubbed as Kennedy Space Center’s neighbor, Karen, called the cops on the operation.
“There are a bunch of people out there doing something,” said Karen on a recording of a 911 call. “And I don’t know if they have permits or not. Some were definitely not wearing masks--they climbed into a capsule.”
As soon as the police arrived, a number of the technicians fled, necessitating scrubbing the launch. “Cheese it! It’s the po-po!” astronaut Bob Behnken yelled as he and astronaut Doug Hurley ran from the Dragon spacecraft.
The launch has been rescheduled for Saturday during a time when Karen is supposed to be busy at spin class.