NASA Space Station Module Name March 11, 2009Posted by baldricman in astronomy, News.
Tags: colbert, international space station, module, nasa, space station, stephen colbert
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NASA will be soon adding an extra room or module to the International Space Station. The new module is planned to be delivered in December to the space station, via the shuttle Endeavour. In an effort to raise public awareness and excitement on the mission, NASA decided to open a public poll on the name for the module. Current space station module names include Unity, Harmony, and Destiny. In the same vein, NASA’s suggestions for the new module name are Serenity, Legacy, Earthrise or Venture.
However, commedian Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central has urged his fans to add his name (“Colbert”) to the list and vote! (Colbert is well known for his mock presidential campaign, amongst other things)
And the best part: currently, “Colbert” is topping the lists as most popular suggestion. And what’s more, voting ends 20th March! NASA of course reserves the right to ignore the results, but it sure will be interesting to see what happens in the next few weeks.
You can read about the module and the vote on NASA’s page here.
Also, check out Stephen Colbert’s Colbert Nation.