The Space Shuttle program is dead and in the process of being buried, and we don't have a plan to return to the outer limits of mankind's reach any time soon. Well, we didn't. The Onion is reporting NASA's aspiring new plan to put a man on a bus to Cleveland, OH by 2013.

It's hoped that the bus mission, "Chariot I," will restore the nation's sense of wonder after the failed Constellation program left NASA without a viable replacement to the shuttle program. The program is estimated to cost $360 in tax funds, and will span six states and 1,215 miles. For full coverage of the ambitious new plan, head over to [The Onion].

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