Jim Macomber sat in the conference room, waiting for his team to straggle in. Just prior to the general announcement, Jim had sent out emails with copies of the findings to all departments, including the director. His email alerts started to chime in, all with variations of, “Nice one,” “try harder next year,” “Ha ha,” and “Not falling for it this time.” Next came the message from Tom Paulson, the Secretary of Space Affairs.
“Jim, this is good, but I think the Viking raid on the lunar colony was better executed. I still can’t get the image of a Viking long boat with rockets strapped to it out of my head. This wasn’t bad for an April Fool’s joke, but it could have been better. –Tom”
Jim let out a long sigh, finally understanding that he had announced the most significant event in the history of space exploration on April Fool’s Day.