Beijing, China- In a surprising move by the Chinese National Space Administration, American comedian Daniel Tosh has been invited to take part in Project 921-2, specifically as part of a crew of taikonauts scheduled to dock with China's Tiangong-2 space laboratory sometime before 2015.
“This represents the next phase of our ongoing effort,” said Zhang Xiaoguang, lead shuttle flight director for the mission. “Our ultimate goal is to be able to realize the full capability of the Chinese space program, and establish a permanent and fully functional low orbit research facility."
Tosh, who is known for a controversial style of comedy that is often intentionally racist, sexist and homophobic, coincidentally graduated from Astronaut High School near Kennedy Space Center. In preparation, he will be undergoing several months of intensive training prior to the launch date, which has yet to be released. Taikonaut Wang Yaping, who has been assigned the task of preparing Tosh for the mission, is excited about the opportunity to work with the 38-year old star of Tosh.0 on Comedy Central. "My role as engineer will be to oversee the connection between our shuttle and the Tiangong-2 as well as ensuring that Mr. Tosh be placed into a capsule and launched directly into the Sun."