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Blog Guy, you know that city in Siberia that you like to call Wackytown?

Yes, Krasnoyarsk. It is the goofiest spot on earth.

I was wondering, do they have a space program?

flying guitar vertical 240Indeed they do, and it’s a strange one.

No! Why doesn’t that surprise me?

The folks there wanted to be the first to shoot a guitar into space, and yesterday they succeeded.

A guitar? What’s the name of this program?

“Stairway to Heaven,” I believe.

Hmm. And where did the guitar launch director sit?

At the instrument panel, of course.

Did they have their own launch pad?

You bet, the Stratocaster.

Okay, even you couldn’t make up stuff this stupid. Is rock music getting popular in Krasnoyarsk?

Yeah, you could say it’s starting to take off….

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Top: Siberian State Aerospace University students launch a rocket shaped like a guitar in central Krasnoyarsk, April 10, 2011.

Right: Guitar-shaped rocket ascends near a monument of the Cosmos-3 rocket carrier in the center of Krasnoyarsk.