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Space station to be named after Stephen Colbert

Postby stomperrob » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:29 pm

...or, maybe not???

Oops: Colbert wins NASA space station name contest
AP - March 24, 2009 6:37:52 AM

NASA's online contest to name a new room at the international space station went awry. Comedian Stephen Colbert won.

The name "Colbert" beat out NASA's four suggested options in the space agency's effort to have the public help name the addition. The new room will be launched later this year.

NASA's mistake was allowing write-ins. Colbert urged viewers of his Comedy Central show, "The Colbert Report," to write in his name. And they complied, with 230,539 votes. That clobbered Serenity, one of the NASA choices, by more than 40,000 votes. Nearly 1.2 million votes were cast by the time the contest ended Friday.

NASA reserves the right to choose an appropriate name. Agency spokesman John Yembrick said NASA will decide in April, but will give top vote-getters "the most consideration."


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Re: Space station to be named after Stephen Colbert

Postby dream_017 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:32 pm

If there is a loophole, someone will find it ;-D
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Re: Space station to be named after Stephen Colbert

Postby Guru13 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:37 pm

Stephen Colbert is awesome, and strangely enough I'm watching as I saw this thread.
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Re: Space station to be named after Stephen Colbert

Postby Metroid » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:37 pm

Awesome. :-b
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Re: Space station to be named after Stephen Colbert

Postby scottaa1 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:09 pm

NASA should accept corporate sponsorship of the ISS. Sponsors would have no input in anything NASA does, but naming rights and even ad space on the station could be sold. We could have the Coppertone solar array, the Holiday Inn living quarters. Heck, they should paint the space shuttles up to look like NASCAR vehicles. ;-) "The PepsiCo shuttle was dialed in awesome for this flight."

I think it'd be great if they used Colbert. I really should watch his show more.
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