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NASA Space Station Module Name March 11, 2009

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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)

 

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert

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.

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1. NASA rejects Colbert « Baldric’s Blog - April 16, 2009

[…] NASA rejects Colbert April 16, 2009 Posted by baldricman in News, astronomy. Tags: colbert, comedy, international space station, nasa, stephen colbert trackback Some time ago, comedian Stephen Colbert began a campaign to garner as many votes as possible, to win the NASA online contest to find a name for a new room, or “node”, in the international space station. You can read about it at my earlier post here. […]


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