Friday, April 10, 2009

NASA to Reveal ISS Module Name on Colbert Show

NASA will appear on Tuesday's edition of The Colbert Report to reveal the new name for Module 3, a new room on the International Space Station. Stephen Colbert has been campaigning for them to name to room after him following a landslide victory for him in an online contest run by NASA.

However, NASA doesn't necessarily have to name the module after Colbert. According to NASA, they reserve the right to choose another name, although they will give proper due to the voting results.

The second place vote-getter was Serenity, trailing by 40,000 votes.

NASA spokesperson John Yembrick said:
"The program is having us on knowing that we have chosen a name, but they do not know the name of the node," from the agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C. To be honest, only a handful of people know at this point."
The name will be revealed by NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, who lived aboard the space station for nearly seven months between 2006 and 2007.

Colbert added:
"I certainly hope NASA does the right thing. Just kidding, I hope they name it after me."
Watch Colbert try to nail down William Gerstenmaier to commit to naming the space module "Colbert," if he wins the online vote.

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