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Idaho enters space race with Spudnik

BOISE, ID – Just over 50 years after the very first artificial satellite was launched into Earth orbit by the Soviet Union, Idaho’s own space agency has jumped into the fray with their own satellite, Spudnik.

The 58cm diameter Russet potato also happens to be the largest vegetable ever sent into space. Spudnik’s mission is classified, and observers are having a difficult time speculating as to its true purpose.

Leaks from the space agency revealed that there was extensive washing of the launch vehicle, and huge amounts of butter and aluminum foil delivered to the site. Intercepts of transmissions indicate a mission about two hours in length, with a touchdown in a remote salt flat.

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