An SOS 99.98% True Story: An alien entrepreneur named Greg W. Nemitz is angry this week as NASA refuses to pay an overdue parking ticket for landing on his asteroid in 2001.
Gregory W. Nemitz claims that NASA parked a probe on his homestead, a near-Earth asteroid known as 433 Eros and now owes him over 10 years worth of parking fees.
“The prices are clearly posted… see? Right here,” said Mr. Nemitz pointing to a spot in the image.
Mr. Nemitz says he charges a very reasonable rate for parking on his potato-shaped homeland, just 20 cents a year.
“Parking on other asteroids can cost you and arm and a leg. Literally. On 2063 Bacchus they only accept arms and legs as payment.”
With NASA’s parking bill now over 20 dollars and 2012 budget cuts at NASA, will this irate alien come to collect on earth in the near future?
Worse will he hire an interplanetary collection crew to do it for him? If so, will they stop at twenty dollars?
The law in this area is far from clear. Earthlings who experience any unwanted contact with Extra-terrestrial debt collectors are advised to contact their nearest Space Lawyer, asap.