"In 1996 a deranged veterinarian sent a nest of mice into orbit. Only one of them survived."—Dean Jordan
On Saturday 30th May 2020, the world looked on as SpaceX and NASA celebrated their successful mission to send two astronauts to the International Space Station, but only the most eagle-eyed noticed the fleeting appearance on the live camera feed of Space Mouse, a tiny rodent-like thing that dashed to and fro around the rim of the craft's Merlin Vacuum engine.
But was Space Mouse really a mouse? Have NASA and SpaceX given the game away—or let the cat out of the bag—by inadvertently revealing their mouse-infested film studios? Or was Space Mouse an unfortunate verminous passenger that just happened to survive long enough in such maximally-hostile conditions to make its brief debut on camera? Or was it perhaps one of Elon Musk's robot spacecraft maintenance mice?
Join us—Johnny Iron, Mark Campbell, Jenifer Thyssen and Yours Truly—as we painstakingly analyse the footage, "join the dots" and reveal the truth that "they" don't want us to know.
[Podcast music Copyright © 2020 Dean Jordan of DEANOMINATOR TouTube channel, all rights reserved, used with kind permission.]
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[SpaceX, NASA, conspiracy, fake, moon landings, Elon Musk, Grimes, Tesla, Bill Gates, satire]