Learner driver crashes into comet during test

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Student Rose Etta, 17, had already failed one space driving test after accidentally reversing into a black hole.

Student Rose Etta, 17, had already failed one space driving test after accidentally reversing into a black hole.

A learner driver has failed her practical space driving test after crashing her probe into a comet.

Rose Etta, 17, received a major after colliding with the comet while trying to do a three-point turn in a nebula side street.

Examiner Harry Solo said the candidate had also made a series of minor errors throughout the test, including not checking her mirrors properly and forgetting to indicate when she approached an asteroid belt.

Yet a PR spokesperson for the European Spaceway Agency (ESA) told the Doodle Slug in hushed tones they have managed to portray the incident as an unexpected success.

“We suddenly realised nobody had ever ‘landed’ a probe on a comet before and saw the opportunity to make it look like we knew what we were doing.

“A couple of doctored images later and we’ve suddenly got a world first on our hands.”

The spokesperson said this was the best PR turnaround for the agency since the Apollo 11 spacecraft accidentally collided into the Moon.