It turns out, the news about ‘N Sync-er Lance Bass going into outer space is a hoax…sort of.

Yahoo! News has the story.

A spokesman for Russia’s space agency, Rosaviakosmos, said Thursday that they haven’t started any talks with Netherlands-based MirCorp about sending the ‘N Syncer into space.

but…

Bass’ publicists and MirCorp remained optimistic Thursday that the 22-year-old would be able to work out a deal getting him a spot on the November flight–despite competition from other potential candidates.

I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking this may be the worst idea since…”A Jay and Silent Bob Movie…” 🙂