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," SPACE.com 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.
"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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