Lost Mars Rover Found on Dean Campaign Bus By Scott Ott

The American Mars Rover, which NASA said was out of touch with Earth for more than 24 hours, was discovered this afternoon on board the campaign bus of Democrat presidential candidate Howard Dean.

NASA mission control today praised the team of scientists and engineers who located the errant Rover.

“We used the classic technique for finding something,” said an unnamed NASA engineer. “We asked ourselves ‘If I were the Mars Rover, accustomed to an alien atmosphere, out of touch with the people of Earth, where would I be?’ And one of our engineers immediately phoned the Dean campaign.”

NASA said it would try to get the Rover back on track, but that the mission may have been irreparably crippled by this shocking incident.

“One minute everything is going great, in focus, we think we have a winner,” said the engineer. “The next thing you know, it just Goes off. Bam! And we’re way behind.”

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