This was never going to end well. The nine U.K. civilians who thought they had been blasted into space as part of a reality show have found out the truth—that they’ve actually been parked at an unused airbase inside a model space shuttle from the movie Space Cowboys. And of course, they’re not happy. “When I thought we were coming back to Earth, I was planning my speech. I was going to say it had been my childhood dream. Now I’m a little bit heartbroken,” said one. Said another: “Aw man. We’re not astronauts. We’re just asses.” As are the producers.
—Posted by Tim Nudd