UK moon mission ‘not just a piss-up’

THE organisers of a UK moon landing have strenuously denied that it is an excuse to drink lager in space.

‘Lunar Mission One’ was criticised after it emerged that the project’s real working title was Lads’ Lunar Tour 2024.

Astronaut Tom Booker said: “It’s all about science, gathering rare moon rocks and whatnot.

“Part of the mission will be doing experiments, for example on the effects of drinking keg ales in a zero gravity environment.

“We are all really sad to be leaving our wives behind for quite a long time.”

However fellow astronaut Roy Hobbs said: “I don’t particularly want to go to the moon but it’s no more boring than fishing, which I do every weekend for similar reasons.”