The powers that be at NASA, distraught over low television ratings for their space launches, decide to improve them by putting a private citizen on their next space shuttle. After receiving an angry phone call from Homer, they decide he is their man. Written by
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A copy of this episode exists on the International Space Station for real astronauts to watch. See more
Homer and the astronauts went up in a Space Shuttle but they crash landed into the Capitol Building in a M2-F2 "flying body" aircraft which was featured in the opening sequence of the television series The Six Million Dollar Man
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Stupid carbon rod. It's all a popularity contest.
Spoofs 2001: A Space Odyssey
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Written by Carole King
Performed by James Taylor See more